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True to her cultural heritage, Molly O'Connor has always been a storyteller. Most of her stories are quite short, and can be savoured over a single cup of coffee, but even though she has found a great deal of success within the short-story genre-publishing her own collection of 14 short stories, a creative memoir, a children's book, as well as stories in four of the very popular Chicken Soup for the Soul anthologies-she has truly enjoyed this foray into the world of novel writing. Living in a Victorian farmhouse in the Ottawa Valley, with her daughter, son-in-law, four grandchildren, a dog and two cats-not to mention the various other invasive creatures who like to scurry around inside the walls of the hundred-year-old farmhouse-and in close proximity to the chickens, ducks, and another cat who lives outside, Molly O'Connor (perhaps understandably) really appreciates her peaceful woodland surroundings, and is an avid photographer of wild flowers...
Molly spends her time writing, walking, singing and capturing photos of wild flowers. She lives in a multi-generational century-old farm house teeming with grandchildren, their parents, three cats, a rabbit and one dog, not to mention a busy bird feeder outside her office window—never a dull moment and fodder for many stories. She is a graduate of Creative Writing at Carleton University and Algonquin College. She is a published author of six books, Fourteen Cups (a collection of short stories), Wandering Backwards (a creative memoir), Snow Business, Trevor Tractor and Stuck On Me (children's), When Secrets Become Lies and While She Was Gone (novels). Her work appears in five Chicken Soup for The Soul anthologies and numerous other publications.
Chinenye Obiajulu was born and grew up in Lagos, Nigeria. Very important to both her parents was a strong reading culture which they nurtured in their children. A big part of growing up for her was travelling. Her father took the family on holidays to other parts of Africa, Europe, Asia, and US, but for Chinenye travelling home to their small village for Christmas was the best treat of all.
She went on to study Accounting at the University of Nigeria, and then completed her ACA (Associate Chartered Accountant) to become a licensed Chartered Accountant. Chinenye later obtained an MBA from the University Of Navarra Barcelona Spain.
Chinenye have several years of banking experience with some of the best institutions in Nigeria and Canada.
She has several writings at different stages of development, and at heart really a story-teller.
In her spare time, Chinenye loves to read a good book, she is married to her friend, and hero, and they live in Canada.