Anne Louise O'Connell is an author who is both traditionally and self-published and enjoys sharing her knowledge with others. She mentors new authors through the writing and editing process, coaches them through the publishing process and assists in the development of an author platform.
An accomplished writer, she began writing fiction in 2011. Her first novel, Mental Pause, launched in 2013 and won an IPPY (Independent Publisher Magazine) Book Award. 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.
The Canadian-born author/publisher has travelled the world and her travel and expat stories have 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 in 2016. Anne graduated from Mount St. Vincent University (MSVU) from Child Studies in 1984 (hence her love of children's literature) and again in 1990 with a Bachelor of Public Relations. She is a member of the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) and the Centre for Women in Business at MSVU.
For more details on Anne's professional background visit her LinkedIn profile.
Anne Louise O'Connell, Author, Editor, Publisher