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Linda O'Connell

Author's Bio

Linda O’Connell is an accomplished writer and seasoned teacher. A positive thinker, she writes from the heart, bares her soul and finds humor in everyday situations. Although she has won awards for poetry, prose and fiction, she considers herself an essayist. Her work appears in sixteen Chicken Soup for the Soul books, Voices of Autism and Voices of Breast Cancer, several Adam's Media antholgies, HCI Ultimate series books, and numerous Silver Boomer anthologies. Her work can be found in regional and national publications: The Writer's Journal, Reminisce Magazine, Sasee Magazine, True Love, Joyful Woman, Thriving Family, and also in numerous literary journals. Linda has been interviewed on television, radio and on line. She teaches memoir writing and presents at writing workshops.

Publications and Prizes

Anthologies:
Chicken Soup for the Soul Finding My Faith (Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC, 2012), Chicken Soup for the Soul Married Life (Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC, 2012), Chicken Soup for the Soul Messages from Heaven (Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC, 2012), Chicken Soup for the Soul Power of Positive (Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC, 2012), Chicken Soup for the Soul Food and Love (Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC, 2011), Chicken Soup for the Soul Devotionals for Mothers (Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC, 2010), Chicken Soup for the Soul Shaping the New You (Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC, 2010), Chicken Soup for the Soul Divorce and Recovery (Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC, 2008), Chicken Soup for the Soul Living the Catholic Faith (Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC, 2008), Chicken Soup for the Soul My Resolution (Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC, 2008), Chicken Soup for the Soul Woman to Woman (Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC, 2008), Chicken Soup for the Beach Lover's Soul (Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC, 2007), Chicken Soup for the Chocolate Lover's Soul (Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC, 2007), Chicken Soup for the New Mom's Soul (Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC, 2007), Chicken Soup for the Working Mom's Soul (Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC, 2007), Chicken Soup for the Gardener's Soul (Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC, 2000)
Prizes:
St. Louis Writer's Guild, (2008) Third Place, "Joy Ride of My Life"; St. Louis Writer's Guild, (2009), First Place "Click"; St. Louis Writer's Guild, (2011) Second Honorable Mention, Happiness Is All In My Mouth; Missouri Writer's Guild Humor Contest, (2012) Third Place, Shower Power; Saturday Writers, (2012) First Honorable Mention, Last Dance

Linda O'Connell Resume

Personal Favorites

Favorite Authors:
Anne Lamott, Wally Lamb, Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou

Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Listing last updated: July 28, 2012

More Information

Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Caucasian
Prefers to work with:
Adults
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Chicago, IL
Raised in:
St. Louis, MO

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