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Touching stories for the shorter days of November

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Carol O'Connell


Born in 1947, Carol O'Connell studied at the California Institute or Arts/Chouinard and the Arizona State University. For many years she survived on occasional sales of her paintings as well as freelance proof-reading and copy-editing.

At the age of 46, Carol O'Connell sent the manuscript of Mallory's Oracle to Hutchinson, because she felt that a British publisher would be sympathetic to a first time novelist and because Hutchinson also publish Ruth Rendell. Having miraculously found the book on the 'slush pile', Hutchinson immediately came back with an offer for world rights, not just for, Mallory's Oracle but for the second book featuring the same captivating heroine.

At the Frankfurt Book Fair, Hutchinson sold the rights to Dutch, French and German publishers for six figure sums. Mallory's Oracle was then taken back to the States where it was sold, at auction, to Putnam for over $800,000.

Carol O'Connell is now writing full time.

 

Books:

The Chalk Girl, July 2012
Kathleen Mallory Series #10
Paperback (reprint)
Find Me, January 2007
Hardcover
Winter House, November 2004
Hardcover
Dead Famous, October 2004
Paperback
Shell Game, August 2000
Paperback
Judas Child, August 1999
Paperback
Stone Angel, July 1998
Paperback
Killing Critics, July 1997
Paperback
The Man Who Cast Two Shadows, July 1996
Paperback
Mallory's Oracle, June 1995
Paperback

 

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