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S.D. O'Donnell

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S.D. O'Donnell was born in Louisiana, raised in New Mexico, and currently resides in the Denver, Colorado area, where the book Deadly Memories takes place. After years of working with words in the non-fiction arena as a freelance writer, technical writer, and multimedia producer(among other positions), S.D. decided to write a novel. The end result is Deadly Memories, the first of a four book series about Saul Becker and Jayne Doe. She is hard at work on the second novel, Deadly Bayou.

She knows she's done something unusual in writing from a male point of view but believes herself to be well-qualified. Her house is the gathering grounds for her former-Special Forces husband and his contingent of buddies (many of them former military, too). Sh

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S.D. O'Donnell I have always had such a crazy, active imagination. I love having a way to get those ideas out of my head!
S.D. O'Donnell If you aren't patient, learn how to be. If you go traditional, you have to be patient to find an agent, a publisher, for the industry to get the book…moreIf you aren't patient, learn how to be. If you go traditional, you have to be patient to find an agent, a publisher, for the industry to get the book out. If you indie publish, you have to be patient about your time (marketing vs. writing, how do you do both?) and about book sales. With indie publishing, it starts slow and builds.

Most of all, you need to love working with words, because whether it's for marketing or your next fiction, they will be the tool you spend most of your time with.(less)
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I'm excited to announce that Deadly Memories and Shadow Journey will both be represented at BEA this year by Kait Neese. Our goal is to sell foreign rights to these works. Contact @kaitneese if you're interested.

She's also helping me get my marketing data in the best working order. One of the tasks was to see how many pages of Google hits I get and I had an interesting result. I disco...

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