Andy Thibault, a private investigator, journalist and author of the award-winning collection of newspaper columns, more COOL JUSTICE. Thibault has taught writing, journalism, literature, blogging and public speaking courses at schools including Western Connecticut State University, the University of Hartford and Northwestern Connecticut Community College.
He served as chairman of the Connecticut Young Writers Trust, a foundation that affirmed the work of more than 8,000 teen-age poets and writers and awarded more than $215,000 in prize money. His public service includes commissioner and hearing officer for the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission, board member for the Litchfield Board of Education, the Oliver Wolcott Library and the former Connecticut Commission on the Arts and chairman of the Connecticut Boxing Promotion Commission.
His first collection of columns and stories, Law and Justice in Everyday Life, was published in 2002. His other books include You Thought It Was More: Adventures of the World’s Greatest Counterfeiter, Louis the Coin, with Louis Colavechio and Franz Douskey; The History of the Connecticut State Police and The 12-Minute MBA for Lawyers, with Charles Johnson.
His profiles of subjects including poets, prosecutors and defense attorneys, as well as essays on the arts, have appeared in magazines including Connecticut Magazine and Northeast Magazine. His work also has appeared on Page Six of the New York Post. He has been an editor for newspapers including The Hartford Courant, Stamford Advocate & Greenwich Time, The Norwich Bulletin, The Wilkes-Barre, PA Times Leader and The New Haven Register.
Thibault has worked as a private investigator for law firms in Connecticut, New York, California and Washington, D.C., and as a professional boxing judge.