OC Publishing was established in Halifax, NS (Canada) in 2016 by award-winning author, Anne Louise O'Connell. Both traditionally and self-published, O’Connell started her publishing company to share her knowledge with others. We mentor new authors through the writing and editing process, coach them through the publishing process, and assist in the development of an author platform. This partner publishing model, now better known as hybrid publishing, is a cross between self and traditional publishing, follows the same process as traditional publishing, but is a fee for service model.
Genres we publish include: mystery, memoir, historical fiction, women’s fiction, YA, first chapter books, and children’s picture books. OC Publishing also offers self-publishing coaching.
An accomplished writer, Anne 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, launched as a top 10 Kindle best seller in March 2015.
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, and were published in a collection titled Swimming with the Elephants and Other Adventures. While living in Thailand, she was a regular columnist for Expat Focus.
After 22 years living as an expat, she returned to her hometown and founded OC Publishing. 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 Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association.
Anne hosts The Author Journey presented by OC Publishing that airs live on the OC Publishing YouTube channel and FaceBook page on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. Atlantic.
Marianne has edited many OC Publishing projects over the past several years and more recently has been involved in acquisitions. She has now has taken on the added responsibility of associate publisher (ad hoc). She has a master’s degree in Canadian literature and finished top of her class in the Substantive and Line Editing course offered online through Ryerson University. Over the past fifteen years she has edited hundreds of books for publishers and authors across Canada and in the US and Europe. She is thrilled to be playing an active role in making books! Learn more about Marianne and her editing services at marianneward.ca.
Anne Louise O'Connell