Connie Conrath, once an ordained Catholic priest, now spends his time writing about the adventures of Cooper, a private investigator who specializes in finding missing persons.
After leaving the priesthood, Connie taught philosophy for 16 years. During this time he also worked as a free-lance journalist, writing articles for such papers as the Cleveland Plain Dealer, daily edition, and The Sunday Magazine, as well as for a variety of other newspapers, magazines, and journals.
In 1976 Connie earned a Ph.D. at Kent State University, his dissertation inspired by the riots that occurred there in May of 1970.
After earning his degree, Connie left teaching for administration, taking jobs as the president of several community colleges and head of an overseas school in Tarsus, Turkey where he and his family lived on the local economy.
Connie returned to the United States from Turkey in 1996 and opened his own consulting firm. He developed a personality inventory that he still uses in training. In 2004 he took a full time position teaching Educational Leadership at Saint Leo University.
Since leaving his position as a university professor, Connie has spent his time writing full time. His first novel, Cooper’s Moon, follows the path of Cooper, a private detective whose son has been kidnapped. Cooper spends his time looking for missing people and continuing to search for his son, missing now for 7 years.
In the second book in the series of Cooper mysteries, Blood Moon Rising, Cooper continues to search for his son as he tries to unravel the murder of a friend in Ohio and the disappearance of two young college girls. Blood Moon Rising takes on an international flavor as Cooper runs into Communist haters, fascist militants, and dealers in body parts.
His agent, Tris Coburn, is currently shopping both titles with select publishers.
Connie lives in Florida with his wife, Karyn, and their Maltese dog, Kikki. He loves spending time with his family, playing tennis and basketball, walking, and reading.