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Alexandra Tys O'Connor
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New Friends BookShelf
I've already got quite the collection on my Writer Friends Bookshelf from such greats as RC Lewis, Gennifer Albin, Sophie Perinot, RS Mellette, Mindy McGinnis and A.G. Howard. This past weekend, I was able to add three more...books and friends! Barnes & Nob...

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Barnes & Noble Meet & Greet: old and new
If you're like me, authors make the coolest celebrities. They are ultra cool, ultra talented and my kind of peeps. They always have been...and not just because I'm a writer. In fact, I remember my first author meet and greet way, way back in the day. I was ...

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Total Immersion
I could be a life-long student. I love learning new things, and I'm fascinated by just about any idea--big or small. Our world is filled with unique people, places, things and phenomena. It's utterly amazing to me just how much there is and just how little ...

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An Extra Five Hours
In five hours, I can watch two movies. In five hours, I can eat both breakfast and lunch. I can work, take a bath, weed my garden and write 5,000 words if my muse cooperates. Five hours over the course of a week is a mere inconvenience. Five hours over one ...

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Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner...er, Novel Winners Announced
Will the winners of the Romantic Novel Giveaway please step forward to accept your prizes? All winners have been sent an email they need to respond to in order to claim their prizes. If you did not receive it, please email me ( atoconnor.writer @gmail.com )...

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Call For Submissions: middle grade short stories
The bullies of today become the inmates of tomorrow. Sad, but true. Not only do the bullied face a hard life of low self-esteem and potential chemical use, the bullies themselves face a much higher risk than their peers of spending time behind bars in their...

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Just Wow! As I watch the world crumble...
The world has gone crazy. As in crazy-Crazy. With a capital C. An inmate on death row fights his impending lethal injection (at taxpayer expense) because the medically approved drugs have not been used before and it might cause him undue anguish and worry a...

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Words and Winners
Let's talk numbers. The other day, the choir director at our school asked how many words my novel was. Whispering Minds is a little light with 67,000 words, as many YA novels fall between 65k-85k. He asked because he writes weekly columns for several region...

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That Moment When Your Main Character Switches Nationalities--and Gender
So, ten thousand words into my next novel and my main character up and decides to have a sex change. No, not in the novel. She's not a transvestite. She just decided the story would best be told by a male. A Japanese American male. Two reasons: There are no...

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Whispering Minds YA Giveaway Wraps Up
Last chance to win one of Ten Giveaway Packages including 7 books and much more. The hours are counting down on these great novels: Splintered, The Collector, Crewel, The Fall, Want to Go Private?, Not a Drop to Drink and Whispering Minds .   Enter Below To...
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