Ryan Sean O'Reilly:
I took to books at an early age and can still remember my father reading
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit to me at bedtime. When I could read on my
own, my mother brought home books from the library for my siblings and me. She tells me, that I would look at the covers and say "not
interested", but if she left them on my night stand I couldn't help, but
devour them--the genres and titles didn't seem to matter. Growing up
the oldest of five children outside the city of Chicago, our house was
always teeming with activity--so it may be no wonder that I enjoyed
staying up late to read when things were quiet. There was always
something transcendent about disappearing into another world while the
rest of the house slept. Books taught me so much about myself and the
I've crossed through a few different genres trying
to find my voice but mostly dwell in fantasy, science fiction, and
literary fiction. A few authors who have inspired me are: J.R.R.
Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Frank Herbert, Richard Adams, J.K. Rowling,
Douglas Adams and William Shakespeare.
Official website: www.ryanseanoreilly.com
A Jayne McCartney short story
Hot on the trail of a missing Chihuahua called Cupid, private eye Jayne McCartney discovers that love can come with a bite, and that even the simplest of investigations can turn rabid...
For readers who like their crime with a drop of romance and a bite of humour.
***This is a short story, which you can also buy as part of the Love...Maybe Eshort Collection***
Pediatrician Kent Abner received the package on a beautiful April morning. Inside was a cheap trinket, a golden egg that could be opened into two halves. When he pried it apart, highly toxic airborne fumes entered his body—and killed him.
After Eve Dallas calls the hazmat team—and undergoes testing to reassure both her and her husband that she hasn’t been exposed—it’s time to look into Dr. Abner’s past and relationships. Not every victim Eve encounters is an angel, but it seems that Abner came pretty close—though he did ruffle some feathers over the years by taking stands for the weak and defenseless. While the lab tries to identify the deadly toxin, Eve hunts for the sender. But when someone else dies in the same grisly manner, it becomes clear that she’s dealing with either a madman—or someone who has a hidden and elusive connection to both victims.