Liam O'Donnell

Biography

Liam O'Donnell is an award-winning children's author, gamer and educator. He's created over 30 books for young readers, including the "Max Finder Mystery" and "Graphic Guide Adventures" series of graphic novels. He also wrote "Ganked", a YA gamer geek mystery perfect for reluctant readers. It's got epic loot, gold farmers and lots of PvP action and is available now.

He lives in Toronto, where he divides his time between the computer and the coffee maker. Visit him anytime at: liamodonnell.com

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Books

Unplugged: Tech Tales # 1
Series: Tech Tales. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,660. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Nature & the Natural World / Environment
Declan has a plan to survive this year's family camping trip: a brand new hand-held gaming console. When it's stolen, his plan sinks faster than a leaky canoe. To get his gadget back and stay plugged in, he must track down the mysterious beast known as the Howler. How hard can it be for an epic gamer like Declan?
Text Hunter: Tech Tales # 2
Series: Tech Tales. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,360. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Bullying
Aaron is not impressed with Treasure Hunter, his new video game. The thing has no graphics and it involves reading! Mom calls it a Text Adventure and says they were all the rage a million years ago. When Aaron’s recently deceased grandfather starts communicating to him through Treasure Hunter, the game sends Aaron on a real life quest to save his family.
Ganked: Geeked Out Mysteries #1
Series: Geeked Out Mysteries. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,900. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
Fifteen year old Orin Hutch came to StrifeCon to geek-out over his favourite online video game. Now, he’s running from the cops and hunting a killer. When his brother is framed for murder, Orin and his gamer friends delve into their favorite virtual world in search of someone with a very real secret worth killing for. Can these geek detectives catch the killer before it's game over?
Pixelhead: Tech Tales #3
Series: Tech Tales. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,560. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Bullying
“I knew I was in trouble when I deleted my breakfast.” When Nathan wakes up with the head of a video game villain on his shoulders, he knows he’s in for a world of trouble. The question is, which world?
Descent into Overworld
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 29,060. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Monsters
Who knew a foam sword could end the world? Hamid, Ant and Jaina just want to dodge homework, fight creepers and create epic builds. When a mysterious stranger gives them four foam swords, the three friends and their videogame-hating principal are transported into a world of blocks and thrust into an epic battle to save their favorite game.

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