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A.J. O'Connell is a writer of literary adventure stories who enjoys using fancy words and making people laugh.

"Beware the Hawk," which was published in 2012 by Vagabondage Press, is her first book. The sequel, "The Eagle and the Arrow," will be released in June of 2013. She's also published short stories in Independent Ink Magazine, on NPR's website and in several anthologies.

She's always loved to read, which engendered a love of writing, and she's pursued writing in many different forms: as a teenager she was a bad poet, after college, she was a reporter, and after that, she obtained her MFA at a low-residency program, which taught her how to use strong verbs and also how to live for 10 days on an island with 100 other writers.

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Today I got such a nice rejection letter from a literary journal that it made my day.


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My wall of rejections. (It’s been my blog’s background for years.)


I know. If anyone had told me when I was starting out that a rejection letter would make my day someday, my eyes would have rolled so hard that they would have come loose.


But this rejection letter, from a journal I love and respect, was a thing...

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Beware the Hawk (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: Sure, being a courier for a secret, possibly terrorist society has its risks, but the pay was worth it. At least I thought it was until I was ordered to make a late-night run to Boston to meet an opium-addicted, vodka-addled contact, who blows the deal. Now I am being hunted as I hobble, injured through the streets of Beantown. When I discover a planted gun and my new assignment, I wonder if perhaps I made a bad career choice.
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