Libby O'Neill

Biography

I'm an Australian, a fiction writer and an artist.
Originally from Maitland, near Newcastle, I've lived in Central West NSW for more than thirty years. Many things inspire my creative pursuits - my life experiences, country and coastal locations and travel. One of the hardest things when writing is choosing the right name for characters.
In 2012, I self-published one of my novels called The Jasper Plate. This novel is available for purchase as a paperback, a hard-cover book and also as an ebook.
Online, visit The Book Depository, Amazon or the Xlibris online bookstore to order, or order from any good bookstore. Links to two of these sites and more information about the book can be found on my website.

Where to find Libby O'Neill online


Books

The Wedding Veil
Price: Free! Words: 3,960. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational
A short fictional story about a woman involved in a hit and run accident. Janet is unconscious and is found with no identification. She has a wedding veil in a plastic shopper bag with her. The story looks at some of the effects of a head injury and the human emotions and reactions of the patient, her helpers, the nursing staff and the attitudes of the driver that did not stop to help.
The Closing Date
Price: Free! Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
This is a short, fictional story. A humorous look at the plight of a short story writer. Written from the writer’s perspective, consulting an imaginary filing cabinet full of unused short stories. The writer tries to determine the merits of various stories they have written, all the while searching for a unique idea to pitch in a writing competition.
Supposition and Speculation
Price: Free! Words: 2,540. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational
A short fictional story. A woman's concerns are raised after observing a young male, shortly followed by an older male, emerging from a public toilet in a park. The younger of the two seems ill or ill at ease. The woman wonders if something untoward has occurred and the story follows her imaginings and speculations as to the character and motives of the older man.
New York in Early Spring - 2013
Price: Free! Words: 4,440. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Outdoor activities
(5.00)
This is a short non-fiction, travel account of my recent visit to New York City in March 2013 giving an insight into places to eat and visit and how to get around.
Taking The Plunge
Price: Free! Words: 3,230. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(5.00)
Gwennie is a widow. Short, plump, grey-haired and a pensioner, she’s about to embark on her first visit to the indoor swimming pool for exercise and therapy. Nervous and self-conscious, Gwennie procrastinates, making observations about other people at the pool and fidgeting with her belongings before finally getting in the water.
Colour Had All Been Packed Away
Price: Free! Words: 2,900. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Colette strives to survive her broken relationship with Paul, whom she once thought to be the love of her life. She removes colour from her life and submerges herself in a sea of black. Haunted by memories, time passes, and then there is Gerard and the hope of something new. A contemporary story with a French overtone.
Bumpy Beginning
Price: Free! Words: 1,290. Language: Australian English. Published: August 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Two people meet for the first time on a plane flight. Emma appears to snub Dave, but she's actually suffering from air-sickness. He secretly hopes for a smooth flight and a non-eventful landing as he is prone to air-sickness as well. The plane makes a turbulent landing and both become ill, but despite their bumpy beginning they manage to connect.
Cranky Mollie
Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 780. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play
This is a fictional, short children's story suitable to be read to pre-school age children by their parents/carers. A real-aloud story with the themes of imagination and play.
The Coffee House
Price: Free! Words: 630. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational
(5.00)
A very short fictional story. A person, who may be male or female, often passes a very interesting looking premises and when they do, they always smell coffee. The smell is divine and enticing. They wonder about the people that come and go from the coffee house and wonder what sort of coffee is being enjoyed. Is it latte, mocha, cappuccino or espresso? Will they ever go inside?
Summers Blush
Price: Free! Words: 2,880. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational
Anna is a young artist who dreams of travelling overseas. Anna has difficulty finishing an artwork for a friend and she seeks advice from her artistic mentor, an artist, who also happens to be her great-great aunt, Elspeth. Little does Anna know that Elspeth will leave an unusual and most unexpected bequest to her neice which will enable Anna to fulfill her travel dreams.
Pilgrimage
Price: Free! Words: 650. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational
A woman makes a special trip to the city to visit places that were once special to her sister. Urban fiction.
Four Seasons In One Day
Price: Free! Words: 1,650. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational
During the course of a day Brenda experiences a range of weather conditions which invoke memories of poignant moments during her life.
Moonlight Mermaid
Price: Free! Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Inspirational
A short story. Jim is a coastal fisherman with a bad heart. He looks back on life, remembering the love of his life and their time together. Although Miranda has been gone for a long time, Jim sometimes thinks he can see her, hear her, on the rocks, near where he lives.

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Smashwords book reviews by Libby O'Neill

  • Smashwords Style Guide on June 29, 2012

    The guide seems lengthy, but it doesn't take long to read through. The step-by-step sections are clear and are crucial for a good upload of your manuscript. This guide makes it possible for anyone to publish on Smashwords. Thank you for making this guide available.