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Janeen Ann O'Connell

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Colleen McCullough

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I live in a suburb of Melbourne with my husband and our little poodle, Teddy.
Since retiring from secondary teaching, I've been able to indulge in my dream to write.

As a vegetarian (almost vegan) I am passionate about animal welfare, and support Animals Australia, and Edgars Mission (Victoria, Australia).

I believe in life-long learning, and since leaving work, have completed a Diploma of Family History, am five eighths of the way through a Graduate Diploma of Creative Writing, and am always doing short courses in the craft of writing.
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Janeen Ann O'Connell I'm fortunate in that up until now, I haven't had writer's block. My ancestors - through the characters I have created - are bursting to have their st…moreI'm fortunate in that up until now, I haven't had writer's block. My ancestors - through the characters I have created - are bursting to have their stories told.(less)
Janeen Ann O'Connell I'm working on Book Two in the Cullen / Bartlett Dynasty series.
Book two - Legacies, Lies, Love, focuses on the women: Elizabeth Bartlett - transporte…more
I'm working on Book Two in the Cullen / Bartlett Dynasty series.
Book two - Legacies, Lies, Love, focuses on the women: Elizabeth Bartlett - transported in 1796 as a 20 year old who marries, raises three girls and struggles after the death of her husband (32 years' her senior). Sarah Blay, who packed up three small boys in 1813 and followed her husband from England to Van Diemen's Land. (He was transported in 1812.) James Bryan Cullen and Elizabeth Bartlett's daughters : Sophia, Catherine and Elizabeth as they grow up in a colony that's a mix of convict and free settler, their marriages and their subsequent families.(less)
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No wonder these boys went off the rails as adults

For years I researched my convict ancestors: Cullen, Bartlett, Blay, and Tedder. Foolishly I thought I had it all worked out, and wrote four books about them. Today while I was changing profile pictures on my ancestors, I noted two hints for 4 x great grandmother, Sarah Blay. ‘There won’t be anything new in these hints,’ I thought. ‘No real point looking at them.’ But I did look. And YES. NEW INFO Read more of this blog post »
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