Donald O'Donovan

Biography

Donald O'Donovan is an optioned screenwriter and voice actor with film and audio book credits. He was born in Cooperstown, New York. A teenage runaway, O'Donovan rode freights, traveled the US, joined the army to get off the street, lived in Mexico, and worked at more than 200 occupations including long distance truck driver, undertaker and roller skate repairman. The first draft of Night Train was written on 23 yellow legal pads while the author was homeless in the streets of Los Angeles. Donald O'Donovan recently narrated the documentary film, The Forgotten, produced and directed by Sarem Yadegari. His screenplay, Cutter's Woods, is a semi-finalist in the 2009 FilmStream Screenplay Competition.

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Books

Orgasmo
By Donald O'Donovan
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 58,380. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2013 by Open Books. Category: Fiction
Orgasmo is author Donald O'Donovan's autobiographical account of a long ignored writer's vow to never write again. But, alas, the vow is as destined to failure as O'Donovan's puckish alter-ego is to literary obscurity.
Highway
By Donald O'Donovan
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,200. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2011 by Open Books. Category: Fiction
Highway is the road trip you always imagined but never took; mile after mile is marked with candid observations, outlandish circumstances and insights that define the American experience.
Tarantula Woman
By Donald O'Donovan
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,470. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2011 by Open Books. Category: Fiction
Not since Charles Bukowski's Factotum has a transgressive autobiographical novel touched upon with such rawness the everyday realities of a modern-day American desperado.
The Sugarhouse: A Novella (plus four novel excerpts)
By Donald O'Donovan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,510. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2010 by Open Books. Category: Fiction
A charming and sentimental trip back to a world of homespun characters, fertile fishing ponds, innocent love, and, at the center of it all, Cooperstown, New York's much-loved house of ill repute, the Sugarhouse. Excerpts from four novels by Donald O’Donovan accompany THE SUGARHOUSE, including ORGASMO, NIGHT TRAIN, CONFESSIONS OF A BEDBUG HAULER and TARANTULA WOMAN.
Night Train
By Donald O'Donovan
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,720. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2010 by Open Books. Category: Fiction
Fast, furious, unforgettable and set against the backdrop of a crumbling civilization, NIGHT TRAIN follows arch-outsider Jerzy Mulvaney in an audacious account of what it means to be homeless on the streets of Los Angeles.

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