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Rebecca K. O'Connor

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Author, Animal Trainer, Conservationist.

I've published reference books, pet owner's manuals, a romance novel and a memoir. I have an MFA in creative writing from UC Riverside with a nonfiction emphasis. The falconry memior, LIFT that I worked on as my thesis was published by Red Hen Press and excerpts have been published in Los Angeles Times Magazine (in it's West incarnation), South Dakota Review, Iron Horse Review and divide. LIFT was also anthologized in New California Writing 2011.


Yesterday when I was feeling a little bit sorry for myself for not having gotten much done in 2011, I started making a list. What all HAD I accomplished? What had I left behind that I loved best? And the list surprised me.


My book on Lories and Lorikeets was published in February. And I had articles in Bird Talk, BirdsUSA and WildBird.


In January the Inlandia Literary Journal published Homecom...

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One More Winter: A Short Story

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Lift

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A Parrot for Life: Raising ...

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The Perfectly Trained Parrot

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Finches

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Tiger, Tiger: A Short Story

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Is There Life After Death?

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William Hey Rebecca
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Bradley I hope you are having a good day! =)

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message 11: by Jeannie

Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi Rebecca and thanks for the add. I love your website. My sister has collected owls...anything to do with them in any shape or form...for years. I'll have to check out your book.
Blessings,
Jeannie


message 10: by Jessie

Jessie Thank you so much for adding me as a friend and I hope that you pick up my book sometime when you need a good read!

Happy reading,

Jessie Terwilliger


Jeremy I want to apologize for the all the recommendations from me yesterday. I wanted to share the Stoker Award news, and I only pressed the send button once--I'm not sure what happened to create so many messages. Some weird glitch.

Argh...this is terrible...

Again, I'm very sorry.

-Jeremy


Jeremy Here’s wishing you a nifty New Year filled with noiseless noses, neato nicknames, noble Nebraskans, gnarly narcoleptic nebulas, and novel novels about nut-eating narwhals and novercaphobic gnats.

-Jeremy :)

P.S.—I’m currently offering autographed/personally-inscribed copies of my novel, Vacation, with free shipping for those in the US. If there’s anything you could do to help me spread the word about this, I’d really appreciate it. Feel free to click here for details:
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Jeremy Hi Rebecca!

Here’s wishing you a yippee-filled Yuletime overflowing with yard-long yams, yapping yoyo-yanking yetis, yak-milk yeast-cakes, and yellow yarn-yielding year-end yard-gnomes.

-Jeremy :)


Jeremy Thanks for sharing, Rebecca! I've never read Winters Tale. I'll definitely check it out.

Here’s wishing you a fantastic day filled with fabulous fates, fanciful festivities, and frolicking phantom footstools.

-Jeremy :)


Jeremy Hi Rebecca!

If you don't mind sharing--I was wondering, what's your favorite book of all time?

Here’s wishing you a weekend filled with wacky whims, wonderful weirdness, and well-disposed werecats.

-Jeremy :)


Ashley Thanks, Rebecca. Always great to meet other authors and to see what they're reading. Your work looks absolutely fascinating.


Daniel Rebecca said,"I've yet to train an animal to write." Hey Rebecca, I'm a pilot and I do believe that I could teach a chimpanzee to fly.
Anyway, I'm here to say good luck to you on all those future books.


message 2: by Pia (last edited Jul 29, 2007 04:10PM)

Pia Rebecca - how are you? And how's your memoir? It's nice to see you here!


Victoria Patterson Hey Rebecca! So glad to find you here.


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