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    Anne Louise O'Connell
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    Anne Louise O'Connell grew up in Halifax, Nova Scotia and has been an expat since 1993 when she and her husband escaped the cold of Canada on a hunt for warmer climes, with stops in Florida, Dubai and Thailand. In 2007, after almost 20 years in the PR business, O'Connell decided to focus on her real passion and just write.


    O'Connell is a multi-genre author who has written both fiction and non-fiction. Her books include Mental Pause, her first novel that won an IPPY (Independent Publisher Magazine) Book Award, and her latest novel, Deep Deceit, that 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 IslandWriters – An Anthology of Short Stories.


    With the launch of her second novel O’Connell is now focusing more on writing fiction. She is currently working on her next novel, Deep Freeze, a sequel to Deep Deceit and the first in the Susan Morris Expat Mystery Series. She is also in the process of adapting Mental Pause into a screenplay.


    O'Connell loves to mentor other authors, does developmental editing and assists others in developing their author platforms. She enjoys editing women’s fiction, memoirs and sometimes children's books so she can return to her roots as a preschool teacher. She’s often found writing features or columns as a contributing writer for WSJ-Expat, Expat Focus and Global Living Magazine. She is also the creator and faciliator of the Phuket Paradise Writers’ Retreat.


    Connect with Anne:



    Twitter: @annethewriter



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