Stacey O'Brien is trained as a biologist specializing in wild-animal behaviour. She graduated from Occidental College with a BS in biology and continued her education at Caltech. Stacey now works as a wildlife rescuer and rehabilitation expert with a variety of local animals, including the endangered brown pelican, owls, seabirds, possums, and songbirds. She lives in Southern California.
Irish-American Pat O'Connor first journeyed to Ireland in 1981, and was hooked by the history and passion of the feisty Irish culture. Frequent return visits led to his partnership with Rick Steves and his work as a tour guide and coauthor of this book. Pat loves all things Hibernian (except the black pudding) and thrives on the adventures that occur as he annually slogs the bogs in search of new Irish travel discoveries.
Denis O'Connor trained as a psychologist and teacher. Throughout his career he taught in schools and lectured in colleges and universities. He is retired and lives with his wife Catherine and his two Maine Coon cats in a remote country cottage in Northumberland.
After abandoning a career in the Irish Customs & Excise service Gerard O'Donovan travelled widely, living in Madrid and Vienna before settling down to make a living as a journalist and critic for such publications as The Sunday Times and Daily Telegraph. In 2007 he was shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association's prestigious Debut Dagger competition.
Maggie O'Farrell was born in Northern Ireland in 1972, and grew up in Wales and Scotland. She now lives in Edinburgh with her family. Her debut novel, After You'd Gone, was published to international acclaim, and won a Betty Trask Award, while her third, The Distance Between Us, won the 2005 Somerset Maugham Award.
Sarah Robb O'Hagan
Sarah Robb O'Hagan is an executive, activist, and entrepreneur, and the founder of Extreme You, a movement to unleash high performance. As the global president of Gatorade, she led its reinvention and turnaround, and she is the former president of Equinox Fitness Clubs. Named one of Forbes's 'Most Powerful Women in Sports' and one of Fast Company's 'Most Creative People in Business,' she has also held leadership positions at Nike and Virgin Atlantic Airways. She is now the CEO of the fitness company Flywheel Sports. A sought-after expert on innovation, brand reinvention, health, fitness, and inspiring human performance, Sarah lives with her family in New York.
Oonagh O'Hagan is a graduate of the MA in Fashion at St Martins, where she is a tutor, and works as a freelance designer and art director. She has worked for a variety of companies including Louis Vuitton and Burberry, and had her work exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Kathleen O'Malley is a magistrate in Middlesex. She is married and has a son.
John H. O'Neal, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist who has been in private practice since 1977. He is past chief of the department of psychiatry at Sutter Community Hospital in Sacramento, CA. He is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He lectures on depression and psychopharmacology to mental health professionals, employee assistance programs, and the public. O'Neal received his MS in clinical psychology from Harvard University.
Zora O'Neill has lived in New York City since 1998, but she still calls New Mexico home. Growing up, she attended ceremonial dances at Taos Pueblo and camped in the Pecos Wilderness-but she took it for granted, and perhaps even complained about it when she was dragged out of bed before dawn for some adventure. It wasn't until she moved away and traveled the world that she realized what a wild, culturally rich place she'd been raised in.
Marie O'Regan is a British Fantasy Award-nominated horror and dark fantasy writer. She has served as the chair of the British Fantasy Society, and has at times edited both their publications Dark Horizons and Prism. In September 2009, Simon & Schuster's Pocket Books imprint published her anthology (co-edited with Paul Kane) Hellbound Hearts, a collection of stories based on the original novella The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker, that inspired the movie Hellraiser. Marie lives in Derbyshire, England.
Sally O'Reilly is the author of two novels and has freelanced for the Guardian, Sunday Times, Evening Standard and New Scientist, specialising in careers. She is also a creative writing tutor with the Open University and Brunel University.
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 . . .
Kate O'Riordan was brought up in the west of Ireland. She is the award-winning author of five novels, and has also written for stage and screen and most recently has been writing scripts for MR SELFRIDGE. She lives in Twickenham.
Katie O'Rourke grew up in New Hampshire. She now lives in Tucson, Arizona where she was inspired to start writing her first novel MONSOON SEASON. Her second novel A LONG THAW is now available. Both books are published by Canvas.Katie is currently house hunting, painting and working on her next novel.
Meghan O'Rourke was born in 1976 and lives in New York with her husband. She is a frequent contributor to Slate, a founding editor of Double X, and a frequent contributor to the New York Times. She has published one volume of poetry.
Perri O'Shaugnessy is the pen name for two sisters, Pamela and Mary O'Shaughnessy. Pamela graduated from Harvard Law School and was a trial lawyer for sixteen years. Mary is a former editor and writer for multimedia projects. Visit them at www.perio.com
Laurie Oakes is one of the most influential political journalists in Australia. For many years he has been the national political editor for the Nine Network, reporting and presenting daily stories and also doing the feature interview for the Sunday programme when it was on air. From 1987 to 2007 he wrote a weekly column for The Bulletin magazine and since that closed has been writing a column that is syndicated across News Ltd newspapers.
Sheila Curry Oakes
Sheila Curry Oakes is a writer who has collaborated on books with numerous experts in the fields of women's health and wellness, parenting, and personal growth. A former publishing professional, she lives with her family outside of New York City.
Joyce Carol Oates
Joyce Carol Oates is a bestselling author. Among her many books are BLONDE, BROKE HEART BLUES, BLACK WATER, THEM and FAITHLESS. She has won a National Book Award as well as the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letter. She has also had stories selected for both BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES OF THE CENTURY and BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES OF THE CENTURY. She lives in Princeton, New Jersey.