After taking early retirement from automotive management, Conroy decided to combine his loves of history and writing. After discovering that Kaiser Wilhelm had plans to invade the U.S., he wrote his first alternate history, “1901,” in which the invasion took place. "1901" was a Book of the Month Club Alternate. Altogether, five of his novels have been published and three were nominated for the Sidewise Award, with “1942” winning the award for 2009. He has also written for Military History Magazine. He finds alternate history fascinating and the possibilities never-ending. He will not run out of plots.
Conroy has an MBA and, when not writing, is adjunct faculty at Macomb Community College where he teaches business. He has a married daughter and two grandsons, and lives in southeastern Michigan with his wife of forty-plus years along with a very spoiled Border Terrier.
Sidewise Award for Best Alternate History Novel: 1942