Charles O'Donnell

Charles O'Donnell writes high-tech thrillers and dystopian sci-fi set in distant times and places.

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Charles O’Donnell writes thrillers with high-tech themes in international and futuristic settings. His works include The Girlfriend Experience, an espionage thriller and the first book in the Matt Bugatti series; Moment of Conception (Matt Bugatti #2), a political and medical thriller; and Shredded: A Dystopian Novel and Shade, cautionary tales of the potential for technology to either augment reality or to replace it entirely, and about the erosion of privacy in a world in which everything is shared online, and nobody reads the terms and conditions. Charles recently retired from a career of thirty-five years in engineering and manufacturing to write full-time, drawing on his years of experience leading technology teams in many countries on three continents to create compelling settings in faraway lands. Charles lives with Helen, his wife and life partner in Westerville, Ohio.

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Antoine's Universe

Published May 21, 2020 · 1,484 words (6 minutes) · 1 like · 32 views

Fantasy gods

Baby Antoine made a universe. But what has he done lately?


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Moon Window

Published May 10, 2020 · 2,907 words (11 minutes) · 1 like · 38 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction Romance urban fantasy

Neal Bickley is at a crossroads—dead-end career, loveless marriage, lost dreams. When he finds The Luna Club he imagines a new life with a new love.


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Monsters in the Cellar

Published May 10, 2020 · 2,558 words (10 minutes) · 1 like · 36 views

Horror Mystery teen

Dominick's mother is dead, and her lies with her. Now, on the day of her funeral, he's determined to solve the mystery of the storm cellar.


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