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 and editing process, and coaches them on self-publishing (if that's their preferred publishing option) and establishing an author platform.
An accomplished writer, she began writing fiction in 2011. Her first novel, Mental Pause, launched in 2013, won an IPPY (Independent Publisher Magazine) Book Award, and her next 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 a sequel to Deep Deceit titled Deep Freeze, which will begin 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 returned to her hometown of Halifax, Nova Scotia where she started OC Publishing. Anne graduated from Mount St. Vincent University (MSVU) in 1990 with a Bachelor of Public Relations and is a member of the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia and the Centre for Women in Business at MSVU.
Anne Louise O'Connell, Author, Editor, Publisher