Matthew O'Connell

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Born and raised in Eden, New York, Matthew O’Connell is an American Fiction writer specializing in the mystery and thriller genres. He has currently published two novels, The Painter of Time (2015) and Spirit of the Fox (2018), both of which quickly became Amazon #1 Best-Sellers. His work has been acclaimed by the Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, Daily Press, and more.

Matt holds a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational psychology from the University of Akron. In 1993 Matt co-founded an assessment technology firm called Select International, Inc., and served as executive vice president and director or research and development for over 20 years. He is an award winning entrepreneur and author or co-author of over 200 professional ar
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Matthew O'Connell I just make myself work on my novel for a couple of hours every day. That might be actually writing text but it might be doing research, working on…moreI just make myself work on my novel for a couple of hours every day. That might be actually writing text but it might be doing research, working on scene sketches, etc. If find that as long as I'm working on something then I really don't experience a "block" per se. (less)
Matthew O'Connell Being able to immerse yourself in a world that you've created, without boundaries or limitations. What could be better than that?
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I love this series! The fact that it takes place in the south of France is a big plus because I love that area of the world. The author brings in a lot of the culture, food, etc. Well written with some nice twists. The relationship between Lauren and ...more
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"In Spirit of the Fox by Matthew O'Connell, a brief Prologue shows a family is being driving out of their remote, rural Japanese village in 1945. The unnamed point-of-view character is a young girl who has a younger brother. She has no idea where t..." Read more of this review »
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