Joe O'Connell's novel-in-stories Evacuaton Plan follows a screenwriter into a hospice in search of a plot for his next script. It is loosely inspired by O'Connell's experiences in a project that sent him into a residential hospice to tell its story.
He teaches creative writing to grad students at St. Edward's Univ. and undergrads at Austin Community College.
Publications and Prizes
Evacuaton Plan (Dalton Publishing, 2007)
Chiron Review, Confrontation, Fugue, Lullwater Review, Other Voices, the G.W. Review
North Texas Book Award/
Finalist for the Violet Crown Book Award/
Fiction Prize, Deep South Writers Conference