Winner of the 2015 Noisetrade New Favorite Author Contest (Fiction)
Love ... Loss ... Secrets
A Haunting Psychological Read
She starts alone.
"I SIT IN THE GAZEBO, alone. No cup of tea. No neighborly conversation to help fill the silence. Haunted by 85 years worth of musings, I watch the sun set and feel my age."
She ends alone.
And exposes a closely-guarded secret of 35 years in between.
Meet Mrs. Vera Blackstone
First introduced in the thriller Deadly Memories, she quickly became a well-loved character -- even though she isn't the main one. But you don't have to read Deadly Memories before you enjoy this novella.
This story will make you think and stays with you long after the last word is read.
S.D. O'Donnell was born in Louisiana, raised in New Mexico, and currently resides in the Denver, Colorado area, where the book Deadly Memories takes place. After years of working with words in the non-fiction arena as a freelance writer, technical writer, and multimedia producer(among other positions), S.D. decided to write a novel. The end result is Deadly Memories, the first of a four book series about Saul Becker and Jayne Doe. She is hard at work on the second novel, Deadly Bayou.
She knows she's done something unusual in writing from a male point of view but believes herself to be well-qualified. Her house is the gathering grounds for her former-Special Forces husband and his contingent of buddies (many of them former military, too). She gives them food and drink, all the while observing what she considers her private laboratory of male behavior.
"A well written and thought-provoking insight into a journey no one wants to make." Quality Reads UK
"I recommend Shadow Journey to readers new to O’Donnell’s work as well as those familiar with her writing. She is a gifted storyteller—one I will
continue to follow." Libby Bridges, Author Exposure