Tom Crowley was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He served as an infantry officer and rifle platoon leader with the 25th Inf. Division in the Vietnam War where he was wounded and decorated for his service. While hospitalized in Japan for his wounds, he developed a deep connection with Asia and made Asian history and languages a focus of his studies when he returned to school.
After years of work in Asia as a U.S. Foreign Service officer and then in the intelligence field, he moved to the business world working with the General Electric company and living in various Asian countries. He ended up in Bangkok as a volunteer working for the Mercy Centre, a foundation active in the Bangkok slums that helps protect and educate street children. Tom divides his time between homes in Kensington, Maryland, and Bangkok.
Tom is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, the author of “Bangkok Pool Blues”, a non-fiction look at the counter culture of the pool world in Bangkok and its denizens, “Viper’s Tail,” a mystery/action adventure based in Thailand with a former U.S. Army ranger as the hero and the follow-up called “Murder in the Slaughterhouse.”