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Call for Action and Submissions: MG Bullying

February 6, 2014

My publisher, Elephant’s Bookshelf Press, is putting together a middle grade anthology on bullying. The deadline is fast approaching to submit short stories that might just impact the behavior of young readers and help stop the emotional and physical bleeding that is so prevalent in our country right now. Studies have shown that most anti-bully… Read More ›

Ten Days of Fabulous YA Prizes: last chance to enter

The Collector, Not a Drop to Drink, Want to Go Private?, Splintered, The Fall, Crewel and Whispering Minds. These must-read novels are all up for grabs, along with some fun and delicious swag. Enter below for your chance to win one of ten prize packages. Whispering Minds 10 Day YA Giveaway Prize Packages are as… Read More ›

Whispering Minds~ uncovered

  The Ins and Outs of Whispering Minds While revealing a cover is always exciting, more than half the fun is finding out what’s inside. And so I give you a sneak peek into my psychological thriller… Gemi on her family:     We were collectors.     I collected books—stories of hope. Mom collected treasures, ugly… Read More ›


WHISPERING MINDS GIVEAWAYS Win one of Ten Free Copies of Whispering Minds at Goodreads. Goodreads Book Giveaway Whispering Minds by A.T. O’Connor Giveaway ends November 15, 2013. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter to win And/Or, Enter the Whispering Minds 10 Day YA Giveaway to Win Some Whispering Minds Goodies. In honor of Whispering Minds’… Read More ›

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Speechies and Speech Coaches: It would be an honor for you to use my writing in competition. I simply ask that you send me an email so I can cheer you on.

Privacy Policy

As an author who values my family and my privacy, I will never use any of your personal information gathered in any way across any of my social media venues to spam you. Nor will I store any information (names, email address, etc) or sell any to another party for any reason. During giveaways or contests, I will use your provided information strictly to contact you in the event you win.

My goal is to write compelling stories for you to enjoy, not solicit you with promotions you would prefer not to get.

Parting Words

"You don't become great just because you desire it; you become great because you listened and learned and earned it." Susan Sukosky~ aspiring writer who taught me to dig deep, work hard and always strive to reach your potential. After all, even onions bloom!