TOM CLAVIN was born in the Bronx and grew up on Long Island. After studies at Suffolk County Community College, University of Southern California, SUNY Albany, and SUNY Stony Brook, he finally got out with Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in English and Literature.
In the newspaper business, Tom was a reporter for The New York Times, served as managing editor at The East Hampton Star, was the editor-in-chief of The Independent group of weekly newspapers, and was a columnist and contributing writer at the Express News Group on eastern Long Island. He wrote for several prominent magazines on a variety of topics, including Men’s Journal, Smithsonian, Parade, Reader’s Digest, Golf, Cosmopolitan, and Manhattan. He has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, and National Newspaper Association.
Four of his books have been New York Times best sellers: Dodge City, The Heart of Everything That Is, Halsey’s Typhoon, and The Last Stand of Fox Company. Other recent titles that have received popular and critical acclaim include The DiMaggios, Lucky 666, Last Men Out, Gil Hodges, Roger Maris, Being Ted Williams, and Reckless. The trade paperback edition of Valley Forge, co-authored with Bob Drury and published by Simon and Schuster, was released in November 2019, and the trade paperback edition of Wild Bill was published by St. Martin’s Press in February 2019. Co-authored with Phil Keith and published in hardcover by Hanover Square Press last November was All Blood Runs Red. And this past April -- to much acclaim! -- St. Martin's Press published Tombstone, which completes the "Frontier Lawmen" trilogy.
By the way, The Heart of Everything That Is, Dodge City, The Last Stand of Fox Company, and All Blood Runs Red are being developed as screen projects. Also in development is an original limited series project, Custer, about the famous "boy general."
Tom is a full-time resident of Sag Harbor.