Neil O'Donnell

Neil O'Donnell

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Buffalo, New York, United States
Nationally certified career coach with expertise in writing résumés and cover letters for professionals around the world. 15+ years of focus helping new graduates and seasoned professionals find good jobs.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Vlara's Song

Well, here's hoping Vlara likes her new adventures!

VLARA'S SONG and BELLWOOD, OCD AND ME, were just released in paperback! As for the OCD memoir, if you're battling OCD as well, please know there is a tremendous amount of assistance available for all of us. Yes, there are days the OCD Beast gets me flustered, but since getting assistance from my doctors, OCD has become so much more manageable.

As for VLARA'S SONG, each short story included in this anthology has a few notes added afterwards, which detail my motivations for the stories. For me, using the short story format is a great way to develop characters and themes. For those looking to write their own tales, I highly recommend they try their hand at short stories first; great writing exercise for any author! A last note regarding VLARA'S SONG; in appreciation for all that Buffalo State College has done for me, all of my earnings from the anthology will be donated to Buffalo State College. In supporting the book, readers will be supporting a great institution of higher education. Take care and Happy Easter!!!

Friday, April 1, 2011

OCD and Me - Proof Edited

Well, my patient publisher has the edited proof of the paperback version of BELLWOOD, OCD AND ME in his capable hands. VLARA'S SONG, is also in the process of being finalized in paperback form. No, this is not an April Fool's joke! :) Now, the weekend ahead of me, I will be turning towards CALLING WREN, and maybe a little sleep. Best regards to all.