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Peadar Ó Guilín
Ó Guilín, Peadar

Peadar Ó Guilín has been writing curious stories for as long as he can remember. One of his school reports claimed that he had 'a talent for communication, which he abuse[d].' Since then, he has written plays, published short stories and performed as a standup commedian. He has taken part in a project to translate the Linux operating system into Irish and is fluent in French and Italian. Peadar lives in Dublin where he works for a giant computer company.

J. O'Barr
O'Barr, J.

James O'Barr is an accomplished artist and writer, best known for creating The Crow.

In 1978, O'Barr's fiancée, Beverly, was killed by a drunk driver, and he joined the Marines in an effort to cope with the loss. He was stationed in Germany and illustrated combat manuals for the military. While living in Berlin in 1981, O'Barr began work on The Crow as a means of dealing with his personal tragedy. O'Barr was further inspired by a Detroit newspaper account of the murder of a young couple over a $20 engagement ring. After his discharge from the Marines, O'Barr continued his painting and illustration as well as doing lots of odd jobs, including working for a Detroit body shop. The Crow sat on a shelf for seven years, but at last someone wanted to publish it: Gary Reed of Caliber Press. In The Crow, the protagonist and his fiancée are murdered by a gang of criminals. He then returns from the dead to hunt their killers.

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Caragh M. O'Brien
O'Brien, Caragh M.

Caragh M. O'Brien is the author of the Birthmarked series, which includes the dystopian novels Birthmarked, Prized, and Promised, as well as the tie-in stories "Tortured" and "Ruled."

Bishop O'Connell
O'Connell, Bishop

Bishop O'Connell is a consultant, writer, poet, blogger, and member of the New Hampshire Writer's Project. Born in Naples Italy while his father was stationed in Sardinia, Bishop grew up in San Diego, CA where he fell in love with the ocean and fish tacos. While wandering the country for work and school, he experienced autumn in New England. Soon after, he settled in Manchester, NH, where he collects swords and kilts. But he only dons one of those two in public. His urban fantasy book, The Stolen, and its sequel, The Forgotten are being published by Harper Voyager. He can also be found online at A Quiet Pint, where he muses philosophical on the various aspects of writing and the road to getting published.

Cameron O'Connell
O'Connell, Cameron

Cameron O’Connell is a Jack-of-All-Trades and Master of Some.

He writes The Phantom Queen Diaries, a series in The Nate Temple Universe, about Quinn MacKenna, a mouthy black magic arms dealer trading favors in Boston. All she wants? A round-trip ticket to the Fae realm... and maybe a drink on the house.

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Elizabeth O'Connell
O'Connell, Elizabeth

Elizabeth O'Connell lives in Corpus Christi, Texas with her two cats. She loves a good mystery and anything with fairies in it.

Bryce O'Connor
O'Connor, Bryce

BRYCE O'CONNOR learned the importance of a well-crafted story at an early age. Raised on the tall tales of Brian Jacques' Redwall and J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, he fell in love with reading when he realized that one's imagination is the only place where dragons might actually fly free. Graduating from Ithaca College with his Bachelors in Creative Writing and Doctorate of Physical Therapy, O'Connor currently resides in Rochester, NY. 

Tara O'Connor
O'Connor, Tara

Tara O'Connor is a comic maker and illustrator currently residing in the New Jersey wilderness. When she's not drawing or teaching comics, she's probably working on an illustration of some sort. She is the author of Roots and The Altered History of Willow Sparks.

Claire O'Dell
O'Dell, Claire

Claire O'Dell grew up in the suburbs of Washington, DC, in the years of the Vietnam War and Watergate. She currently lives in Manchester, Connecticut, with her family and two idiosyncratic cats.

Claire O'Dell is a pseudonym of Beth Bernobich.

Carolyn O'Doherty
O'Doherty, Carolyn

Carolyn O’Doherty received her MFA from Stonecoast at the University of Southern Maine. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and two teenage sons. Rewind is her debut novel.

Paraic O'Donnell
O'Donnell, Paraic

Paraic O'Donnell's first novel, The Maker of Swans, was named the Amazon Rising Stars Debut of the Month for February 2016, and was shortlisted for the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards in the Newcomer of the Year category.

Caroline O'Donoghue
O'Donoghue, Caroline

Caroline O'Donoghue is an Irish author and the host of the award-winning Sentimental Garbage podcast. She writes fiction for adults and teenagers. Most of her book money is spent on vet bills.

Dennis O'Flaherty
O'Flaherty, Dennis

Dennis O'Flaherty is an author with several decades' worth of film and television credits under his belt, including the Francis Ford Coppola-produced Hammett.

Sinéad O'Hart
O'Hart, Sinéad

Sinéad O’Hart lives in County Sligo - the wild northwest of Ireland - known as “Yeats country” because of its influence on the great poet. She has been many things, including a butcher’s assistant, a travel adviser, a writing instructor, an English tutor, a bookseller, and a proofreader, but the only thing she has ever really wanted to be is a reader and a writer. Sinéad holds a PhD in Old and Middle English language and literature, which is a useful source of story material.

Lisa Ann O'Kane
O'Kane, Lisa Ann

Lisa Ann O’Kane is a young adult author and former vagabond who once camped out in Yosemite National Park for an entire summer, an experience that inspired her debut novel Essence.

Her background is in zookeeping and environmental education, and she has been kicked, cornered, bitten and chased by nearly every animal she has ever loved. She currently resides in Florida, and she is now a huge fan of shooting stars, indoor plumbing and keeping both her feet planted firmly on the trail.

Patrick O'Leary
O'Leary, Patrick

Patrick O’Leary’s first novel, Door Number Three, was lauded by Publishers Weekly as a best book of the year. His second book, The Gift, was a finalist for both the World Fantasy Award and the Mythopoetic Award. O’Leary’s The Impossible Bird was selected as one of Locus’s top novels of the year. He has also published two acclaimed short story collections: Other Voices, Other Doors and The Black Heart. O’Leary lives near Detroit, where he continues to write fiction, and takes part in the prestigious Michigan Writer Series.

Sara O'Leary
O'Leary, Sara

Sara O'Leary is a writer of fiction for both adults and children. She is the author of a collection of short stories, Comfort Me With Apples; a series of postcard stories, Wish You Were Here; as well as a number of picture books, including (in collaboration with Julie Morstad) the beloved This Is Sadie. She first studied fiction at the Saskatchewan School of the Arts and went on to complete an MFA at the University of British Columbia. She has taught screenwriting and writing for children at Concordia University in Montreal.

Daniel O'Malley
O'Malley, Daniel

Dan O’Malley graduated from Michigan State University and earned a Master’s Degree in medieval history from Ohio State University. He then returned to his childhood home, Australia. He now works for the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, writing press releases for government investigations of plane crashes and runaway boats.

Christine O'Neil
O'Neil, Christine

Christine O'Neil was born and raised in Connecticut, where she spent most of her childhood outdoors catching salamanders, frogs and colds. When she wasn't terrorizing Mother Nature, she was curled up under the covers with her nose in a book. As an adult, she's stopped stalking amphibians, but still loves books. When she isn't reading, she likes to spend her time people-watching. In fact, she's probably watching you RIGHT NOW O_O She's also pretty obsessed with writing YA books, but if she had to pick another profession she would be a ninja... or a Professor of the Dark Arts. Christine also writes adult romance as Christine Bell.

Anthony O'Neill
O'Neill, Anthony

Anthony O'Neill was born in Melbourne. He is the author of Scheherazade, The Lamplighter, The Empire of Eternity, The Unscratchables, and The Dark Side. He lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Eden O'Neill
O'Neill, Eden

Eden O’Neill is an Amazon top 10 bestselling romance author known for sweeping readers off their feet with dark romance, fire-emoji-level spice, and a whole lot of angsty feelings. Eden inspires audiences to embrace their desires without shame—whether they want to fulfill them through fiction…or otherwise. 

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Louise O'Neill
O'Neill, Louise

Louise O' Neill was born in west Cork in 1985. She studied English at Trinity College Dublin and has worked for the senior Style Director of American Elle magazine. While in New York, she also worked as an assistant stylist on a number of high-profile campaigns. She is currently working as a freelance journalist for a variety of Irish national newspapers and magazines, covering feminist issues, fashion and pop culture.

Michael O'Neill
O'Neill, Michael

Michael O'Neill is a high school teacher from Queensland, Australia, who has had a life long fascination with the world of Science Fantasy - starting from his introduction to the genre by J.R.R. Tolkien's books. His favorite books remain the Belgariad series written by David Eddings. Deciding to take up the mantle himself, he started writing his own book - one volume that has turned into an epic - and now with a planned sequel and two prequels, it will extend to seven volumes. 'The Aebeling' is part one of 'The Casere'; part two. 'The Eaorl', will follow soon. His other interest include horse racing and genealogy.

Marie O'Regan
O'Regan, Marie

Marie O'Regan is an award-nominated writer and editor of horror and dark fantasy fiction, and her short fiction has been published in such places as The Alsiso Project, When Darkness Comes, Terror Tales 2, Terror Tales of London among others - her first collection, Mirror Mere, was published in 2006, and she is also the co-editor of Hellbound Hearts (Pocket Books), The Mammoth Book of Body Horror and Carnivale: Dark Tales From the Fairground (PS Publishing) along with her husband, Paul Kane, and the solo-edited anthology The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories by Women. Marie and Paul's non-fiction interview book, Voices in the Dark, was published early in 2011. Excerpts of her fiction together with details of where it can be found are elsewhere on this site. Marie is also currently Co-Chair of the UK Chapter of the Horror Writers' Association.

Jane O'Reilly
O'Reilly, Jane

Jane O'Reilly would like to say that she's the secret love child of Wonder Woman and grew up on a tropical island in the Pacific, but in reality she grew up in the north of England where it was quite cold and if anyone had any super powers, they kept them well hidden. After university and a brief and very misguided spell as a teacher, she decided it would be better for everyone if she stayed at home and looked after her children. She wrote her first novel when her youngest was a baby, and has published numerous contemporary and erotic romances with Harlequin Escape and Carina UK. But what she really wanted to write was a book about a space pirate in which she could blow things up...

Jeneane O'Riley
O'Riley, Jeneane

Jeneane O'Riley is a dark romance author that spends her time finding new ways to stir up emotions from her beloved readers. A strong female main character can almost always be guaranteed, along with a HEA, even if it takes some pain to get to there. When she is not writing, Jeneane usually has her own nose in a book or head in the clouds and her arms around her Irish wolfhound, Murphy.

Elizabeth O'Roark
O'Roark, Elizabeth

Elizabeth O'Roark has a bunch of degrees she does not use and gave up working as a medical writer to craft grumpy, alpha heroes and the flawed women who love them. When not writing, she likes to spend time with her three kids, who are now teenagers and wish she'd find a different way to spend time. She can be found on Facebook feverishly debating whether or not "Die Hard" is a Christmas movie and telling people to read "The Hating Game", which she did not write but wishes she had.

Erica O'Rourke
O'Rourke, Erica

Erica O’Rourke is the author of Dissonance and of the Torn trilogy, which includes Torn, Tangled, and Bound. She lives near Chicago with her family.

Billy O'Shea
O'Shea, Billy

Originally from Ireland, Billy O'Shea has been a grape-picker, a dishwasher, a dock worker, a TV sound technician, a diamond sorter, a pirate radio DJ, a bar musician, a translator, a 3D illustrator, a writer and a broadcaster.

He was educated at Trinity College Dublin and the University of Copenhagen.

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Megan E. O’Keefe
O’Keefe, Megan E.

Megan E. O’Keefe lives in the Bay Area of California and makes soap for a living. (It’s only a little like Fight Club.) She has worked in arts management and graphic design, and spends her free time tinkering with anything she can get her hands on. She is a first place winner in the Writers of the Future competition, vol. 30. Steal the Sky is her first novel.

Flann O\'Brien
O\'Brien, Flann

Flann O'Brien is a pseudonym of Brian O'Nolan (Brian Ó Nualláin in Irish).

Brian O'Nolan (1911–1966) was an Irish novelist and satirist, best known for his novels At Swim-Two-Birds and The Third Policeman, written under the nom de plume Flann O'Brien. He also wrote the novel An Béal Bocht as well as many satirical columns in the Irish Times under the name Myles na gCopaleen. He was born in Strabane, County Tyrone.

Jack O\'Connell
O\'Connell, Jack

Jack O'Connell is the author of four widely acclaimed novels. He lives with his wife and children in Worcester, Massachusetts.

K. M. O\'Donnell
O\'Donnell, K. M.

K. M. O'Donnell is a pseudonym of Barry N. Malzberg.

Tracey O\'Hara
O\'Hara, Tracey

Tracey O'Hara was born in Tasmania, Australia, but actually grew up in North and Far North Queensland. She discovered a passion for writing when researching her family history and started with an Australian colonial saga.

She grew up reading Stephen King, Raymond E. Feist, Frank Herbert, Isaac Asimov, and J. R. R. Tolkien, and developed her taste for adventure and the paranormal thriller. Her love of fantasy, horror, and science fictions soon had her exploring darker subject matter.

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Kate O\'Hearn
O\'Hearn, Kate

Kate O'Hearn was raised in the heart of New York City. Throughout her life, she has always had an active and vivid imagination. As a child walking down 5th Avenue, she would envision herself soaring among the city's canyons on the back of a wild dragon. While in Florida, looking over the sea, she could imagine living amongst the whales and beaching in the heavy swells. At night, a star studded sky was yet another playground. These dreams and ideas never faded. Instead they grew until they spilled over into the books she loves to write.

Daniel O\'Mahony
O\'Mahony, Daniel

Daniel O'Mahony (born 1973) is a half-British half-Irish author, born in Croydon. He is the older brother of Eoin O'Mahony, of the band Hamfatter.

Stewart O\'Nan
O\'Nan, Stewart

Stewart O'Nan (born 1961) is an American novelist.

James O\'Neal
O\'Neal, James

James O'Neal is a pseudonym of James O. Born. He is an award winning autor, career law enforcement officer and life long fan of science fiction. Publisher's Weekly called his first SF novel, The Human Disguise, "Wildly entertaining," and awarded the novel a coveted starred review. He has used his experience and research to predict the social and law enforcement problems that might face the country in the years to come.

Kevin O\'Neill
O\'Neill, Kevin

Kevin O'Neill is an English comic book illustrator best known as the co-creator of Nemesis the Warlock, Marshal Law (with writer Pat Mills), and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (with Alan Moore).

Colleen Oakes
Oakes, Colleen

Colleen Oakes is the bestselling author of books for both teens and adults, including the Elly in Bloom series, and the Wendy Darling saga. She lives in North Denver with her husband and son and surrounds herself with the most lovely family and friends imaginable. When not penning new books, Colleen can be found swimming, traveling, reading, or advocating for adoption and literacy.

J. P. Oakes
Oakes, J. P.

J. P. Oakes lives in Long Island, New York. City of Iron and Dust is J.P. Oakes's first novel.

Ryan Oakley
Oakley, Ryan

Ryan Oakley was raised in a small town and discovered at an early age that he was drawn to the bright lights, white noise and gaudy trappings of the big city. In the din of the city he lives his life, experiencing it all; using his experiences to further his writing, he says, "I've always enjoyed writing. I don’t know when I started doing it — I was a little kid — and I've always tried to make the time to do it."

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Joyce Carol Oates
Oates, Joyce Carol

Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Book Award and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction. She has written some of the most enduring fiction of our time, including ‘We Were the Mulvaneys’, which was an Oprah Book Club Choice, and ‘Blonde’, which was nominated for the National Book Award. She is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of Humanities at Princeton University.

S. M. Oberhansley
Oberhansley, S. M.

From the depths of an overactive imagination comes new stories, often with unexpected twists and glorious detail. S. M. Oberhansley has a knack for writing horror, thriller, paranormal, undead, and other scary stories, bring to life fresh, new takes on old legends, myths, and other aspects of the mysterious unknown.

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Téa Obreht
Obreht, Téa

Téa Obreht was born in Belgrade in the former Yugoslavia in 1985 and has lived in the United States since the age of twelve. Her writing has been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper's, and The Guardian, and has been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories and The Best American Nonrequired Reading. She has been named by The New Yorker as one of the twenty best American fiction writers under forty and included in the National Book Foundation's list of 5 Under 35. Téa Obreht lives in New York.

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Silvina Ocampo
Ocampo, Silvina

Silvina Ocampo Aguirre (1903-1993) was an Argentine poet and short-fiction writer.

Weston Ochse
Ochse, Weston

Weston Ochse is the award-winning author of more than twenty novels, including the groundbreaking Task Force OMBRA series for Solaris. A military veteran with over thirty years of service who began writing professionally in 1997, Wes has seen his work published in magazines, comics and anthologies. He lives in the Arizona desert, a stone’s throw away from Mexico.

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Danny Odato
Odato, Danny

Born in Italy in 1953, Danny Odato, a father of four, had to provide for his family at a young age instead of following his dream of writing. With The Witch’s Revenge, his debut novel, his dream has finally come true.

Scott Oden
Oden, Scott

Scott is the author of four novels, two historical fiction (Men of Bronze and Memnon) and two fantasy with a strong historical bent (The Lion of Cairo and A Gathering of Ravens), a couple of short stories, and a few non-fiction articles and introductions (notably, the introduction to Del Rey’s Robert E. Howard collection, Sword Woman and Other Historical Adventures). He has been an avid tabletop roleplaying gamer since 1979, beginning with Holmes-edition D&D. Scott was born in Columbus, Indiana, but was raised in rural North Alabama, near Huntsville. He currently splits his time between his home in Alabama, a Hobbit hole in Middle-earth, and some sketchy tavern in the Hyborian Age.

Mel Odom
Odom, Mel

Mel Odom (born 1957) is a writer who has published more than 140 books. He is best known for his novels of science fiction and fantasy, though he has also written non-fiction about computer gaming.

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Shawn Thomas Odyssey
Odyssey, Shawn Thomas

When he's not writing novels, Shawn Thomas Odyssey is a professional music composer for film and TV, with works including HBO's Deadwood and the video game release of Kung Fu Panda. He is married to a mysterious dancer whom he met while working at a haunted theater. Shawn lives in Nevada City, California.

Mark Oetjens
Oetjens, Mark

Mark Oetjens was born in 1971. He grew up in suburban Chicago. As a child he was diagnosed with Dystonia, a debilitating neuromuscular disorder. Though there is no cure for Dystonia, surgeries and rehabilitation allowed him to walk with only a slight limp by the time he started high school. He received a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Anthropology, both from Northern Illinois University. As an adult a brain tumor, completely unrelated to his Dystonia, threatened to disable him a second time. Thanks to radiation therapy the tumor has disappeared. Mark currently lives in Phoenix, AZ.

Kerryn Offord
Offord, Kerryn

Kerryn Offord stumbled on to the 1632 universe in the beginning of 2003 when his father asked him to look up when 1633 would be released in paperback. He discovered Baen's Bar, and has been active in the 1632 conferences ever since. He has had over fifty stories published in the Grantville Gazette, and has plans for many more. Although Dr. Gribbleflotz is Rick Boatright's creation, Kerryn lays claim to creating Dr. Phil.

Andrew J. Offutt
Offutt, Andrew J.

Andrew Jefferson Offutt (1934-2013) was an American science fiction and fantasy author. He wrote novels and stories as Andrew J. Offutt, A. J. Offutt and Andy Offut.

Jason Offutt
Offutt, Jason

Jason Offutt (Maryville, Missouri) teaches journalism at Northwest Missouri State University. He's the author of four previous books on paranormal topics, including Haunted Missouriand Paranormal Missouri (Schiffer), in addition to several novels. He has been interviewed on Whitley Strieber's Dreamland, Destination America, Binnall of America, Darkness Radio, The Paracast, and other prominent paranormal podcasts.

Michael Offutt
Offutt, Michael

Michael Offutt is a writer of science-fiction books. Depending on when you catch him, he may also be an aspiring writer of epic fantasy, young adult fiction, or a daily non-sequitur. He has one brother, no pets, and a few roots that keep his tree of life sufficiently watered.

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Issui Ogawa
Ogawa, Issui

Issui Ogawa (born 1975) is a Seiun and Hayakawa Award winning writer of more than a dozen novels. His stories are often sociological in nature dealing with issues like disaster and democracy.

Yōko Ogawa
Ogawa, Yōko

Yōko Ogawa was born in Okayama, Okayama Prefecture, graduated from Waseda University, and lives in Ashiya. Since 1988, she has published more than twenty works of fiction and nonfiction. Her novel The Professor and his Beloved Equation has been made into a movie. In 2006 she co-authored "An Introduction to the World's Most Elegant Mathematics" with Masahiko Fujiwara, a mathematician, as a dialogue on the extraordinary beauty of numbers.

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Aimee Ogden
Ogden, Aimee

Aimee Ogden is an exciting emerging author with more than two dozen short story publications in venues such as Analog, Shimmer, Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show, and The Dark. Aimee is a former science teacher and software tester; she now writes stories about sad astronauts, angry princesses, and dead gods. She’s also the co-editor of Translunar Travelers Lounge, a new speculative fiction devoted to fun, optimistic stories. She lives in Madison.

Noriko Ogiwara
Ogiwara, Noriko

Noriko Ogiwara was inspired to write by the classic Western children's books she read as she was growing up. Dragon Sword and Wind Child is her first book and part of the awardwinning Magatama Trilogy. Her other books include The Good Witch of the West and Fuujin Hisho. Ogiwara makes her home in Japan.

Axie Oh
Oh, Axie

Axie Oh is a first-generation Korean American, born in New York City and raised in New Jersey. She studied Korean history and creative writing as an undergrad at the University of California San Diego and holds an MFA in Writing for Young People from Lesley University. Her passions include K-pop, anime, stationery supplies, and milk tea, and she currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada, with her dog, Toro (named after Totoro).

Ellen Oh
Oh, Ellen

Ellen Oh is an adjunct college instructor and former entertainment lawyer. Originally from New York City, Ellen lives in Bethesda, MD, with her husband and three daughters.

Temi Oh
Oh, Temi

Temi Oh graduated from King’s College London in 2015 with a BSci in Neuroscience. While at KCL, Temi founded and ran a book-club called “Neuroscience-fiction”, where she led discussions about science-fiction books which focus on the brain. In 2016, she received an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Edinburgh.

Nnedi Okorafor
Okorafor, Nnedi

Nnedi Okorafor is an international award-winning novelist of African-based science fiction, fantasy and magical realism for both children and adults. Born in the United States to two Nigerian immigrant parents, Nnedi is known for weaving African culture into creative evocative settings and memorable characters. In a profile of Nnedi’s work titled, “Weapons of Mass Creation”, The New York Times called Nnedi’s imagination “stunning”.

Nnedi’s books include Lagoon (a British Science Fiction Association Award finalist for Best Novel), Who Fears Death (a World Fantasy Award winner for Best Novel), Kabu Kabu (A Publisher’s Weekly Best Book for Fall 2013), Akata Witch (an Amazon.com Best Book of the Year), Zahrah the Windseeker (winner of the Wole Soyinka Prize for African Literature), and The Shadow Speaker (a CBS Parallax Award winner).

Her latest works include her novel The Book of Phoenix (an Arthur C. Clarke Award finalist), her Binti Trilogy (the first of which won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards for Best Novella) and her children’s book Chicken in the Kitchen (winner of an Africana Book Award). The final installment of the Binti Trilogy (titled The Night Masquerade) will be released in September and the sequel to Akata Witch (title Akata Warrior) is due out in October. Nnedi is a Full Professor at the University at Buffalo, New York (SUNY).

Ehigbor Okosun
Okosun, Ehigbor

Ehigbor Okosun, or just Ehi, is the #1 Sunday Times Bestselling author of FORGED BY BLOOD, the first in a Nigerian mythology epic fantasy duology. Raised across four continents, she now resides in the United States, where she writes speculative fiction, mystery thrillers, and contemporary novels for adult and YA audiences. She writes in hopes of doing justice to the myths and traditions she grew up steeped in, and to honor her large, multiracial and multiethnic family. She is a graduate of the University of Texas with degrees in Plan II Honors, Neurolinguistics, and English, as well as Chemistry and Pre-Medical studies and is a Cynthia Leitich Smith Mentorship Award finalist. When she’s not reading, you can catch her bullet journalling, gaming, baking, singing, doing yoga and spending time with her loved ones.

Ben Okri
Okri, Ben

Ben Okri OBE FRSL (born 1959) is a Nigerian poet and novelist. Okri has become the leading figure of his generation of Nigerian writers who have largely abandoned the social and historical themes of Chinua Achebe, and brought together modernist narrative strategies and Nigerian oral and literary tradition.

Suyi Davis Okungbowa
Okungbowa, Suyi Davis

Suyi Davis Okungbowa is a storyteller who writes from Lagos, Nigeria. His stories have been published in Fireside, PodCastle, The Dark, StarShipSofa, Mothership Zeta, Omenana, and other places. Suyi has worked in engineering and financial audit, and now works in brand marketing, where he gets paid to tell stories. He is also associate editor at Podcastle and a charter member of the African Speculative Fiction Society.

Daniel José Older
Older, Daniel José

Daniel José Older is a writer, composer and paramedic living in Brooklyn, New York. Salsa Nocturna, Daniel’s debut ghost noir collection, was hailed as “striking and original” by Publishers Weekly. He has facilitated workshops on music and anti-oppression organizing at public schools, religious houses, universities, and prisons.  His soul band Ghost Star performs original multimedia theater productions about New York history around the city and he’s composed scores for nationally known filmmakers, puppeteers and choreographers. His short stories have appeared in Strange Horizons, Flash Fiction, Crossed Genres, and The Innsmouth Free Press, among other publications. Daniel is working towards his MFA in creative writing at Antioch University, Los Angeles and is represented by Eddie Schneider at JABberwocky Literary Agency.

Malka Older
Older, Malka

Malka Ann Older is a writer, humanitarian worker, and PhD candidate at the Centre de Sociologie des Organisations studying governance and disasters. Named Senior Fellow for Technology and Risk at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs for 2015, she has more than eight years of experience in humanitarian aid and development, and has responded to complex emergencies and natural disasters in Uganda, Darfur, Indonesia, Japan, and Mali.

Gary Oldman
Oldman, Gary

Gary Oldman is one of the ten highest grossing film actors in history and is regarded as one of the finest actors of his generation. He is also an award-winning director and has received the British Academy Award for Best Screenwriter.

Eitan Olevsky
Olevsky, Eitan

Eitan Olevsky was born in 1981 in Lima, Peru. His knack for story-telling began at the early age of four, pestering his parents with sleepless nights of fairy tale readings. At five, he was reading Brothers Grimm and La Fontaine, fables imbued in wisdom and magic that would come to show his early fascination towards fantasy.

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Ben Oliver
Oliver, Ben

Benjamin Oliver grew up in Scotland and began writing long before he could spell. He attended the University of Stirling where he studied English but spent most of his time trying to write a novel. Benjamin's first short story was published when he was eighteen, and since then he's been published in over a dozen literary magazines and anthologies. Fueled by astounding amounts of coffee, Benjamin completed The Loop - his first full-length YA manuscript - in Edinburgh, where he currently lives and teaches English at secondary school.

Chad Oliver
Oliver, Chad

Symmes Chadwick Oliver (1928–1993) was an American science fiction and Western writer and chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin. He was also one of the founders of the Turkey City Writer's Workshop.

Jonathan Oliver
Oliver, Jonathan

Jonathan Oliver is the much-lauded editor of four anthologies for Solaris as well as being the editor-in-chief of Solaris, Abaddon and Ravenstone. He is also the author of two novels set in the Twilight of Kerberos series, The Call of Kerberos and The Wrath of Kerberos, and a whole host of short stories that have appeared in venues such as A Town Called Pandemonium, Terror Tales of London and The British Fantasy Society Journal.

Lauren Oliver
Oliver, Lauren

Lauren Oliver captivated readers with her first novel, the much-honored New York Times bestseller Before I Fall, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. She followed that up with the New York Times bestsellers Delirium and Pandemonium, the first two books in a trilogy. Oliver is also the author of Liesl & Po, a book for middle-grade readers, which received three starred reviews and was a Kirkus Best Book of the Year. A graduate of the University of Chicago and NYU’s MFA program, Lauren Oliver lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Mark Oliver
Oliver, Mark

Mark Desvaux writes fiction as Mark Oliver. He also authors inspirational non-fiction and online courses, and is a professional speaker in the fields of self-development and spiritual growth. He is chairman and co-founder of the charity Foodshare. As a bestselling recording artist (Urban Myth Club), Mark's two critically-acclaimed albums have led to appearances at festivals such as Glastonbury (which he tries to mention on every podcast). He lives on Vancouver Island with his family, surrounded by the beautiful mountains and seas, with chickens, bees and very tall trees.

Reggie Oliver
Oliver, Reggie

Reggie Oliver (born 1952) is an English playwright, biographer and writer of ghost stories.

Michael Oliveri
Oliveri, Michael

Michael Oliveri is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Deadliest of the Species. His work has appeared in several anthologies and magazines including A Walk on the Darkside, New Dark Voices, The Best of Horrorfind, and the upcoming In Laymon’s Terms. He is one of the collaborators on the fan-favorite 4×4 collection with Brian Keene, Geoff Cooper, and Michael T. Huyck, Jr. Oliveri wrote the comic Werewolves: Call of the Wild from Moonstone Books.

Isabelle Olmo
Olmo, Isabelle

Isabelle Olmo was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She was raised on a diet of 1980s fantasy films and Sweet Valley High. She loves anything speculative and genre-bending.

Queen & Conqueror is her first published novel.

Pola Oloixarac
Oloixarac, Pola

Pola Oloixarac is an Argentinian writer, journalist, and translator.

Lars-Henrik Olsen
Olsen, Lars-Henrik

Lars-Henrik Olsen is a Danish author. His oeuvre spans both children's and youth and adult books. He has written books about animals and nature, Nordic mythology and several historical novels. Among his more notable books are the Erik series. His books have been translated into a total of 13 different languages. In 1976 he published several nature books including Life in the sea: a food chain and Life in the forest: a circuit. His debut fiction novel was Wolves and then followed a series of books with animals and nature as a theme. In 1986 he was awarded The Danish Bookstores Auxiliary Society of Children's Book Prize for Erik Menneskeson. In 1988 this was followed by The dwarf from Normandy which won Denmark's school librarian Society of Children's Book Prize. Since then he has written a wealth of children’s and youth books, many of which are inspired by the Vikings, Norse mythology and medieval times.

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Jessica S. Olson
Olson, Jessica S.

Jessica S. Olson claims New Hampshire as her home, but has somehow found herself in Texas, where she spends most of her time singing praises to the inventor of the air conditioner. When she's not hiding from the heat, she's corralling her three wild - but adorable - children, dreaming up stories about kissing and murder and magic, and eating peanut butter by the spoonful straight from the jar.

John B. Olson
Olson, John B.

John B. Olson is a novelist who lives with his wife Amy and two children in the San Francisco Bay Area. John earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and did postdoctoral research at the University of California at San Francisco. His books have won several awards, including a Christy Award, a Christy finalist, a Silver Angel award, and placement on the New York Public Librarys Books for the Teen Age.

Kayla Olson
Olson, Kayla

Kayla Olson was raised in a small town in Texas where an infinite sea of stars still fills the night sky. Her first novel, The Sandcastle Empire, was followed by This Splintered Silence.

Melissa F. Olson
Olson, Melissa F.

Melissa Olson was born and raised in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, and studied film and literature at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. After graduation, and a brief stint bouncing around the Hollywood studio system, Melissa landed in Madison, WI, where she eventually acquired a master's degree from UW-Milwaukee, a husband, a mortgage, a teaching gig, two kids, and two comically oversized dogs, not at all in that order. She loves Madison, but still dreams of the food in LA. Literally. There are dreams.

Sapphira Olson
Olson, Sapphira

Sapphira Olson is the pen name of author, illustrator and poet Sapphira Olson French. Born in Cornwall she now lives in Luton. Faithfully LGBT, she is a trans woman with six published novels, including An Android Awakes, Fictional Alignment and The Dandelion Trilogy.

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Fredrik T. Olsson
Olsson, Fredrik T.

Fredrik T. Olsson is an established screenwriter in Sweden. Chain of Events is his first novel.

Jerry Oltion
Oltion, Jerry

Jerry Oltion (born 1957) is an award-winning science fiction author, known for numerous novels and short stories, including books in the Star Trek series.

Jerry Oltion is also the inventor of the trackball telescope, a new system for making a telescope that is easy to aim and also tracks the stars.

Oliver Onions
Onions, Oliver

George Oliver Onions (1873–1961) was a significant English novelist who published over forty novels and story collections.

Besides detective fiction, historical fiction and a science fiction novel, New Moon (1918), Onions wrote several collections of ghost stories, of which the best known is Widdershins (1911). It includes the novella The Beckoning Fair One, widely regarded as one of the best in the genre of horror fiction, especially psychological horror.

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Robert Onopa
Onopa, Robert

Robert Onopa's science fiction stories have been featured in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction and Tomorrow. His novel The Pleasure Tube (Berkley/Putnam's) was praised as "a breakthrough" by The Chicago Sun-Times and "an outstanding achievement" by Booklist. His other work has appeared in TriQuarterly, Harper's, and The Singapore Straits-Times, among other places. He has taught at Northwestern, on a Fulbright in Africa, and at Victoria University in New Zealand. He now teaches at the University of Hawaii, and lives on the Windward side of Oahu with his wife and two sons.

Tochi Onyebuchi
Onyebuchi, Tochi

Tochi Onyebuchi is a Nigerian American writer and a practicing attorney based in New York City. He holds a MFA in screenwriting from Tisch, a Masters degree in global economic law from L’institut d’études politiques, and a JD from Columbia Law School. His writing has appeared in Asimov’s and Ideomancer, among other places. Beasts Made of Night is his debut series.

David Oppegaard
Oppegaard, David

David Oppegaard was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. He holds a B.A. in English Literature from St. Olaf College and an M.F.A. in Writing from Hamline University. The Suicide Collectors is his first novel.

Kenneth Oppel
Oppel, Kenneth

Kenneth Oppel (born 1967) is a Canadian author. He has written books for children and young adults.

Andy Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer, Andy

Andy Oppenheimer AIExpE MIABTI is an author and consultant in counterterrorism. An Associate Member of the Institute of Explosives Engineers and a Member of the International Association of Bomb Technicians & Investigators, he has written and lectured worldwide on terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, bombs and explosives since 2001. His first book, IRA: The Bombs and the Bullets (Irish Academic Press, 2008) is regarded as a hallmark title on the military campaign of the Irish republican movement.

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Rebecca Ore
Ore, Rebecca

Rebecca Ore is the pseudonym of science fiction writer Rebecca B. Brown. She was born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1948. In 1968 she moved to New York and attended Columbia University. Rebecca Ore is known for the Becoming Alien series and her short stories.

Kate Orman
Orman, Kate

Kate Orman (born 1968) is an Australian author, best-known for her books connected to the British science-fiction television series Doctor Who.

Kate Ormand
Ormand, Kate

Kate Ormand is the author of Dark Days. She graduated from university with a degree in fine art painting. There, she discovered her love of reading YA books, prompting her to try a new creative angle and experiment with writing. Kate also writes children’s picture books under the name Kate Louise. The Pack, the sequel to The Wanderers, will release next fall. She lives in Cheshire, England, with her family, her partner, and a cocker spaniel named Freddie.

Claribel A. Ortega
Ortega, Claribel A.

Claribel Ortega is a former reporter who writes middle-grade and young adult fantasy inspired by her Dominican heritage. When she's not busy turning her obsession with eighties pop culture, magic, and video games into books, she's traveling the world for her day job in marketing and making GIFS for her small graphic design business, GIFGRRL.

Amparo Ortiz
Ortiz, Amparo

Amparo Ortiz was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and currently lives on the island’s northeastern coast. Her short story comic, “What Remains in The Dark,” appears in the Eisner Award-winning anthology Puerto Rico Strong (Lion Forge, 2018), and Saving Chupie, her middle grade graphic novel, comes out with HarperCollins in Winter 2022. She holds an M.A. in English and a B.A. in Psychology from the UPR’s Río Piedras campus. When she’s not teaching ESL to her college students, she’s teaching herself Korean, devouring as much young adult fiction as she can, and writing about Latinx characters in worlds both contemporary and fantastical.

Joe Orton
Orton, Joe

John Kingsley ("Joe") Orton (1933–1967) was an English playwright.

In a short but prolific career lasting from 1964 until his death, he shocked, outraged and amused audiences with his scandalous black comedies. The adjective Ortonesque is now used to refer to something characterised by a dark but farcical cynicism.

Katharine Orton
Orton, Katharine

After gaining an English degree and an MA in creative writing, Katharine Orton worked for Barefoot Books in Bath before leaving to focus on her writing and her young family. She signed with her agent after taking part in the brilliant WoMentoring Scheme. Nevertell is Katharine's first novel. She currently lives in Bristol.

George Orwell
Orwell, George

Eric Arthur Blair (1903–1950), better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English author. His work is marked by a profound consciousness of social injustice, an intense opposition to totalitarianism, a passion for clarity in language and a belief in democratic socialism.

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Paige Orwin
Orwin, Paige

Paige Orwin was born in Utah, to her great surprise. At the age of nine she arranged to rectify the situation.  She now lives in Washington state, next to a public ferry terminal and a great deal of road construction, and has never regretted the decision.

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Alexey Osadchuk
Osadchuk, Alexey

Alexey Osadchuk was born in 1979 in Ukraine. In the late 1990s his family moved to the south of Spain where they still live today.

Alexey was an avid reader from an early age, devouring adventure novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Jack London and Arthur Conan Doyle. In 2010 he wrote his first fantasy novel which was immediately accepted for publication.

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Cary Osborne
Osborne, Cary

Cary Osborne is an American author.

Cary Osborne has written one book under the pseudonym of Devin Cary.

Karen Osborne
Osborne, Karen

Karen Osborne is a speculative fiction writer and visual storyteller from Baltimore. She is a graduate of Viable Paradise and the Clarion Writers' Workshop, and won awards for her news & opinion writing in New York, Florida, and Maryland. Her short fiction appears in Escape Pod and is forthcoming in Beneath Ceaseless Skies.

Alice Oseman
Oseman, Alice

Alice Oseman is an award-winning author, illustrator, and screenwriter, and was born in 1994 in Kent, England. She has written four YA contemporary novels about teenage disasters: SOLITAIRE, RADIO SILENCE, I WAS BORN FOR THIS, and LOVELESS. She is the creator of LGBTQ+ YA romance webcomic HEARTSTOPPER, which is now published in physical form by Hachette Children's Books, and she is the writer, creator, and executive producer for the television adaptation of HEARTSTOPPER, which is set to be released on Netflix.

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Mark Oshiro
Oshiro, Mark

Mark Oshiro is the Hugo-nominated writer of the online Mark Does Stuff universe (Mark Reads and Mark Watches), where they analyze book and TV series. They are the nonfiction editor of Queers Destroy Science Fiction! and the co-editor of Speculative Fiction 2015, and are the President of the Con or Bust Board of Directors. When not writing/recording reviews or editing, Oshiro engages in social activism online and offline. Their debut novel, Anger Is a Gift, was a recipient of the Schneider Family Book Award.

Richard Osman
Osman, Richard

Richard Osman is an author, producer and television presenter. The Thursday Murder Club is his first novel. He is well known for TV shows including Pointless and Richard Osman’s House of Games. As the creative director of Endemol UK, Richard has worked as an executive producer on numerous shows including Deal Or No Deal and 8 Out of 10 Cats. He is also a regular on panel and game shows such as Have I Got News For You, Would I Lie To You and Taskmaster.

Aaron Oster
Oster, Aaron

Aaron has been a huge fantasy nerd for as long as he can remember. He's an especially big fan of epic fantasy and GameLit/LitRPG. He's always loved writing, so he decided to give it a shot!

J. D. Oswald
Oswald, J. D.

J. D. Oswald is the pseudonym used by James Oswald.

James Oswald is the author of the Detective Inspector McLean series of crime novels.

Sean Oswald
Oswald, Sean

Sean was born on Krypton, Zenn-La, or Planet Vegeta, depending on which one of his kids is asking and what mood he is in. He served in the USMC straight out of high school before going on to obtain a highly useful degree in ancient languages.

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Abbey Mei Otis
Otis, Abbey Mei

Abbey Mei Otis is a writer, a teaching artist, a storyteller and a firestarter raised in the woods of North Carolina. She loves people and art forms on the margins. She studied at the Michener Center for Writers in Austin, TX and the Clarion West Writers Workshop, and now teaches at Oberlin College in Ohio. Her stories have recently appeared in journals including Tin House, Story Quarterly, Barrelhouse, and Tor.com.

Alexandra Ott
Ott, Alexandra

Alexandra Ott holds a BA in English from the University of Tulsa. She currently lives in Oklahoma with her tiny canine overlord. She is the author of the Rules for Thieves series.

Beth Overmyer
Overmyer, Beth

Beth Overmyer has authored several books ― In a Pickle, a middle grade novella, and Circus in a Shot Glass, a women’s fiction novel, being among them. She’s in love with the fantasy genre, mysteries ― especially when there’s tea and/or a quirky sleuth involved ―, and wouldn’t say no to reading and writing in every genre but hardcore horror and erotica. Influencers to her writing include J.R.R. Tolkien and Brandon Sanderson, though Douglas Adams may be lurking in there somewhere.

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Jeffrey Overstreet
Overstreet, Jeffrey

Jeffrey Overstreet is an American fantasy author. He's also a film and music critic.

Alexandra Overy
Overy, Alexandra

Alexandra grew up in London and moved to Los Angeles to pursue her undergraduate degree in history at UCLA. She stuck around for the weather and great ice cream, and is now completing her M.F.A. in screenwriting also at UCLA.

She loves writing in all formats, from novels to screenplays to graphic novels, always centring on fierce women and morally grey characters, often with a bit of magic and murder. Her debut novel, These Feathered Flames, releases Winter 2021 from Inkyard Press.

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Abigail Owen
Owen, Abigail

Multi-award-winning author, Abigail Owen, writes adult paranormal romance & upper YA fantasy romance. She loves plots that move hot and fast, feisty heroines with sass, heroes with heart, a dash of snark, and oodles of HEAs! Other titles include wife, mother, Star Wars geek, ex-competitive skydiver, spreadsheet lover, eMBA, organizational guru, Texan, Aggie, and chocoholic.

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Frank Owen
Owen, Frank

Frank Owen is the pseudonym for two authors - Diane Awerbuck and Alex Latimer. Diane Awerbuck's debut novel Gardening at Night won the 2004 Commonwealth Writers Prize and Diane was shortlisted for the Caine Prize in 2014. She has long been regarded as one of South Africa's most talented writers. Alex Latimer is an award-winning writer and illustrator whose books have been translated into several languages.

James A. Owen
Owen, James A.

James A. Owen is an American comic book artist, publisher and writer.

Jess E. Owen
Owen, Jess E.

Jess is a professional author and artist. For years she was an Equity Stage Manager in the theatre, but left that life to focus on writing. She currently serves as President of the Authors of the Flathead, an organization of “writers helping writers,” and is a proud member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

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Joanne Owen
Owen, Joanne

Joanne Owen is an author, born in Neyland, Pembrokeshire, Wales.

Margaret Owen
Owen, Margaret

Margaret Owen was born and raised at the end of the Oregon Trail and has worked in everything from thrift stores to presidential campaigns. The common thread between every job can be summed up as: lessons were learned. She now spends her days writing and negotiating a long-term hostage situation with her two monstrous cats. In her free time, she enjoys exploring ill-advised travel destinations and raising money for social justice nonprofits through her illustrations. She resides in Seattle, WA.

Delia Owens
Owens, Delia

Delia Owens is the co-author of three internationally bestselling nonfiction books about her life as a wildlife scientist in Africa including Cry of the Kalahari.

She has won the John Burroughs Award for Nature Writing and has been published in Nature, The African Journal of Ecology, and many others.

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J. C. Owens
Owens, J. C.

"Writing has always been of the utmost importance to me, often a means of expressing frustration, anger and grief during terrible times in my life. It was also there for the joys and triumphs, a faithful companion through it all that never failed me. I do indeed love to write and have over twenty books sitting idle in my computer, waiting... I started off writing under the name of J. C. McGuire, with three historical books, “My Name is Aelida” Book 1 & 2, (a two part novel of Arthurian Briton and the strength of a woman in a world where men rule and her ancient bloodline is more important than her happiness), and “Shadow of the Sun”, a very emotional novel of Alexander the Great and his lover Hephaistion. Done from Hephaistion’s viewpoint, (we all know that he dies in the end) it was the hardest thing I have ever written. I still get tears when I read it. I still love all three of those books and actually read them as if someone else wrote them!!

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Helen Oyeyemi
Oyeyemi, Helen

Helen Olajumoke Oyeyemi (born 1984) is a British novelist and writer of short stories. Since 2014 her home has been in Prague.

Oyeyemi wrote her first novel, The Icarus Girl, while studying for her A-levels at Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School. While studying social and political sciences at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University, Oyeyemi saw two of her plays, Juniper's Whitening and Victimese, performed by fellow students to critical acclaim, and subsequently published by Methuen.

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Sanem Ozdural
Ozdural, Sanem

Sanem Ozdural was born in Ankara, Turkey in the 70s, and spent her childhood from age seven onwards in England.  Happy days at a quintessentially British boarding school in Surrey helped forge her character and tastes, not to mention lasting friendships.  Making her way to the U.S. she studied economics at Princeton University.  After graduating from Boston University School of Law, she moved to New Orleans where she practiced as a prosecutor and civil litigator, and spent seven wonderful years living in the French Quarter.

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