Mark O'Neal


My name is Mark O'Neal, author of the Maurice Ousley saga, and my newest book titled An Old Friend 2 is now available in paperback and eBook on Amazon. I've discovered a passion for writing on a winding road of various positive and negative life experiences. These life experiences have shaped my writing into a style that many avid readers may enjoy.

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An Old Friend 2
Series: The Mike Cross Chronicles. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,970. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
Mike Cross's life had hit rock bottom. The IRS seized his house and nightclub, he got fired from his day job, and his relationship with Candi had run its course. Just when he thought his life couldn't get any worse, he found out who was responsible for his cousin Scrap's death. He would then set out to exact revenge on the people who turned his world upside down.
An Old Friend
Series: The Mike Cross Chronicles. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,290. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
An Old Friend is Volume 1 of this spellbinding crime thriller series. Mike Cross was living the glamorous life in the Windy City. He was a millionaire before thirty and the consummate ladies man who worked hard and played harder. However, crossing paths with his college roommate Devin Dinkins (Dink) years later would prove to be a costly error in judgement.
Keep Your Enemies Closer
Series: The Maurice Ousley Saga, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,030. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » African American fiction » General
Maurice had an unusual relationship with his ex-girlfriend, Stephanie. They remained good friends with each other, and she was best friends with his wife, Gabrielle. Maurice and Gabrielle were on their way to Chicago to attend Stephanie's wedding, but terror would strike when a man tried to hijack the plane. Will they die or will someone save the day?
The Moment of Truth
Series: The Maurice Ousley Saga, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,090. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
Maurice Ousley was kicking off the NBA All Star weekend by planning a marriage proposal to his girlfriend, Gabrielle. Little did Maurice know that she was harboring a secret that could potentially damage their relationship forever, and that was only half of the drama he had in store for him that night. The Moment of Truth is Volume 2 of the Maurice Ousley saga.
What Happened to Little League Baseball in the Inner City?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,040. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
There are various reasons why Little League Baseball has disappeared in many parts of the Chicagoland area as well as the entire nation. What Happened to Little League Baseball in the Inner City? touches on a variety of provocative issues such as the decline of Black baseball players at all levels of competition or the privatization of Little League Baseball for example.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 42,610. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013. Category: Fiction » African American fiction » Romance
The story takes place in a post-recession Atlanta, and Greer Matthews was a gifted student enrolled at Clark University who had just wrapped up a stressful third year of school. His relationship with his high school sweetheart Rosalyn Coleman ended on a sour note, and he got rejected for a summer internship at a local sports marketing firm. However, his life will take a turn for the better.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,200. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Author Mark O'Neal embarks on a journey of mental exploration and soul searching after being laid off from his job of sixteen years. O'Neal's short narrative (5000 words) chronicles the first three months of his unemployment in Chicago, Illinois; and this gripping account of the everyday challenges a displaced worker faces is something that people from all walks of life can comprehend.
Ulterior Motives (Revised)
Series: The Maurice Ousley Saga, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 36,250. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Ulterior Motives (Revised) is Volume 1 of the Maurice Ousley saga. Maurice was a pro basketball player with a troubled past. His stepfather was kidnapped for a million dollar ransom, and he had 48 hours to raise the money or else his stepfather was dead. Will Maurice rescue his stepfather, or will the two of them fall victim to this band of ruthless thugs?
Blind Love
Series: The Maurice Ousley Saga, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,270. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » African American fiction » Romance
Blind Love is Volume 3 of the Maurice Ousley saga. Maurice was set to marry the girl of his dreams, Gabrielle Hinson. However, there's a major problem. She vanished without a trace a week before their wedding. As things begin to unravel, Maurice discovers Gabrielle isn't the woman he thought she was, and their perilous reunion would have dire consequences.

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