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On Editing (and editing and editing)

In a couple of months, I will have been freelancing full time for two years. So far the mortgage remains paid and I although I’m definitely struggling, I seem to be making a go of it. I’ve heard it said that with any… Continue reading »

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  • Lift Audiobook Now Available
    March 3, 2012

    Lift Audiobook NOW AVAILABLE!

    After a successful campaign on Kickstarter, studio production and acceptance through, we are excited to announce that LIFT is available through, Amazon and iTunes!

    Read by the author, it is unabridged and includes an afterword that catches the reader up on the nine years that have passed since the timeline of the memoir. We hope you will check it out!


  • Essay on The Rumpus
    January 16, 2012

    Rebecca’s essay when “Barbara Jean was Missing,” a follow up to “What We Lost When We Lost Barbara Jean” is up over on The Rumpus.

    Where do you start when someone has been missing a half a century, when all the major players have taken their certainties to the grave? I suppose that question answers itself, you start with a headstone.


  • Interview
    December 14, 2011

    Tom Chandler over on The Writer Underground posts an honest and at times humorous interview with Rebecca about publishing, writing and the writing life.

    Rebecca O’Connor wrote a critically acclaimed memoir that… didn’t sell. Now she’s taking charge of her own future.

    After publishing a novel and a handful of informational books about birds, Rebecca O’Connor wrote an award-winning falconry memoir titled Lift, which married jaw-dropping honesty to a soaring narrative about falconry.

    Despite excellent reviews and critical acclaim, Lift didn’t sell very well, suggesting it represents the classic “lost” book; it crossed several genres (memoir, falconry, chick lit), defies easy classification, and as a result, sales suffered.
    Rebecca O’Connor wrote an eye-opening blog post detailing her difficult path to publication — and her book’s relatively low sales.

    Read the whole thing…