Anne Louise O'Connell is an Indie Author who has both traditionally and self-published and enjoys sharing her knowledge with others. She mentors new authors through the writing, editing and publishing process, and coaches them on how to self-publish and establish an online author platform.
Her first novel, Mental Pause, launched in 2013, won an IPPY (Independent Publisher Magazine) Book Award, and her latest novel, Deep Deceit, landed in the top 10 on the Amazon Kindle best seller list during launch week in March 2015. Her non-fiction books include @Home in Dubai... Getting Connected Online and on the Ground; and 10 Steps to a Successful PR Campaign-A Do-it-Yourself Guide for Authors. She has also co-published a collaborative collection titled Phuket Island Writers – An Anthology of Short Stories (volumes I & II) and published a collection of her own travel and expat stories, Swimming with the Elephants and other Adventures.
With the launch of her second novel O’Connell realized that fiction is her real passion. She is currently working on her next novel, Deep Freeze, a sequel to Deep Deceit and the next in the Susan Morris Expat Mystery Series. She enjoys feature writing as well and has been published in several newspapers and magazines including Global Living Magazine and The Wall St. Journal Expat Blog. While living in Thailand, she was a regular columnist for Expat Focus.
After 22 years living as an expat, she has returned to her hometown of Halifax, Nova Scotia where she has started her company, OC Publishing. Anne graduated from Mount St. Vincent University in 1990 with a Bachelor of Public Relations and is currently a member of the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia.
Anne Louise O'Connell, Author, Editor, Publisher