Charles O’Donnell writes thrillers with high-tech themes in international and futuristic settings. He recently retired from a career of thirty-five years in engineering to write full-time, leveraging his experience leading international teams to create compelling settings in faraway lands.

His latest books, Shredded and Shade, are the product of his fascination with the progress of technology to either augment reality or to replace it entirely, and his concern over the erosion of privacy in a world in which everything is shared online, and nobody reads the terms and conditions.

When Charles isn’t writing, he’s reading, and when he’s not reading or writing, he’s woodworking, stargazing, lawn-mowing, grapevine-tending or meat-grilling.

Charles lives with Helen, his wife, life partner and fellow paranoid in Westerville, Ohio.

@kozmickid

- 23 hours ago

@mfstern C'mon, Mark, give credit where it's due: In Dayton, the time elapsed between the first shot and the shooter being neutralized was just 32 seconds. 32 seconds! Oh, and only 10 people died. Chalk one up for the good guys. https://t.co/39HdGPSKEs
h J R
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- 1 day ago

Happy Fourth. What could be more American? https://t.co/fu2BwLiFEZ
h J R
@kozmickid

- 1 day ago

@bbradleywrites I’m a fan of the double changeup. 1) Lead the reader down an obvious path 2) Let the reader think they’ve figured out the twist 3) Reveal the diversion 4) Slap ‘em upside the head with the surprise ending
h J R
@kozmickid

- 1 day ago

@AshTudor888 When the edits become random tweaks, half of which are reversing previous edits.
h J R
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- 1 day ago

@AshTudor888 When I cross 25,000 words, I know I’ll finish it.
h J R

Quotes:

“I don’t write about what I know—what would be the point of that? But everything I know goes into what I write.”