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Janeen Ann O'Connell

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I'm a retired secondary teacher and have been researching the murky convict past of my family tree for many years. The history was very well hidden by preceding generations, even with older family members vehemently denying any convict connections.

My perseverance gave voice to the long buried and long forgotten souls who were transported to the other side of the world as a form of punishment for minor crimes. In recognising them, I've given them permission to tell their stories in the first book of the Cullen/Bartlett dynasty, "No Room for Regret".

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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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