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 find jobs.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Books, Books and More Books

Well, one anthology has been released from my publisher (A-Argus), titled THE AUTHORS' GIFT - author proceeds going to 'Reach Out and Read'. This anthology is a compilation of short stories written by a number of A-Argus authors. The anthology includes 3 of my short stories. In addition to those short stories, I have an anthology of my own coming out son, which includes the complete novella VLARA'S SONG. The author proceeds from this anthology will be going to my Alma Mater, Buffalo State College.

Lastly, I am completing a memoir on my life-long battle with Obessessive-compulsive Disorder (OCD). As of now, a colleague is writing a Foreword. Once that's complete, the memoir will be submitted. I never thought I'd write a memoir, but I am hoping this will help others battling OCD to seek help.

What am I writing next? Two major works are in progress. First, I am continuing to work on RISE OF THE CELTS, which is a follow-up to my first novel (events in this 'sequel' occur 400 years after events in PEOPLE OF THE SWORD). I'm about a third of the way through it, with a completed outline of what will occur in this book and it's sequel.

I am also working on a historical fiction piece titled, CALLING WREN. This work focuses on the Iroquoian populations of the Niagara Frontier who preceded the Seneca and the entire Haudenosaunee. This work is based on my archaeological research; this is the only historical fiction piece I am planning to ever do.

Well, there is my update on things. I hope all is well with everyone!