"She is the Queen Bee incarnate!" THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
"Draped in deep pink and sipping saki in her fashionable London warehouse, the impossibly glamorous O’Connell!" ELLE MAGAZINE
"A modern day Elinor Glyn (the original It Girl)" THE DAILY TELEGRAPH, Casandra Jardine
"You could certainly start a stimulating debate on modern relationships based on Tyne O'Connell" THE SUNDAY INDEPENDENT, IRELAND
Tyne (pronounced as in Clementyne) was educated by the Sacre Coeur nuns, two of whom claimed to have educated Audrey Hepburn during the war. In the 1970's her school alone stood firm in enforcing hats, gloves, stockings suspenders and tunics below the knee. Her majors were elocution, deportment, setting an embassy dinner party, needlepoint and cordon bleu cooking, English Literature and grammar and in the hour spare each day a little bit of latin, French, maths and science. The books in the library had all pages thought to be of danger to young girl's gentle mind stapled firmly together. Since then Tyne has sought a life less stapled.
After leaving Australia at 18 she attempted to take a gap year but within seven months she discovered she was pregnant. She has been chasing that lost gap year ever since. Over the next five years she had acquired another husband and two more children studied gemmology and spent two years in Cairo. The family were by then settled in Mayfair London.
Her first book Sex, Lies & Litigation was set in London's Inns of Court. Published in 1996 by Hodder Headline it was a best seller and translated into 13 languages. Twelve more books followed. Two of her books were optioned for film. Tyne has also written a four book series for Bloomsbury Books, femaleCalypso Chronicles set in an English boarding school loosely based on her daughter’s school St Mary’s Ascot and the nearby Eton College. This series has been optioned by Crossroad Films in LA and Tyne has recently finished the screenplay based on the books.
She's still chasing her lost gap year on a first class round the world ticket. Currently she in on the trail of the Pink Diamond.
Articles: Tyne has written features for Vogue UK, Australia, Ms USA, Elle UK, Marie Claire UK and most UK broadsheets. Numerous articles have appeared internationally about her and her unusual lifestyle. An article she wrote for Vogue UK, My two husbands, took her to LA, where she was executive producer, creator and co-writer of a television pilot of the same name. During her year in Hollywood she also wrote a pilot on the Sony Lot under Tony Danza’s company Katie Face Productions.
Television & Radio: Tyne has appeared on television and radio to give her view points on Etiquette, the trade in conflict diamonds, the dynamics in male - female relationships, the class system, the benefits of single sex Boarding School life, hunting, fur and other luxury goods, the illicit diamond trade, and unconventional Family units (based on her own marriage divorce and remarriage to two husbands
Film: Tyne starred in the film Against Nature (A Rébours) as the brothel madam alongside Adrian Dunbar (The Crying Game) and Adam Cordunor (Harry Potter).
Travel: While based in London she has spent a great deal of time in Egypt both in Cairo where she lived and the Sinai, as well as in New York and Los Angeles. It was while visiting Australia with her old friend Edward De Bono that Tyne decided to stay.
Personal Life: Tyne’s personal life is as glamorous as her books. Authors lead solitary lives by day but by night Tyne heads out to various private members clubs of London. She has been the party pal of Lindsey Lohan, Russell Brand, Sophie Dahl, Jamie Cullum, Ron and Jo Wood (pre Russian scandal) and to Liam Gallagher and Louis Walsh.
Charity: Tyne has been involved in the charity War Child which provides food and support for children living in war. She has contributed stories in the best selling Girls Night In and the Kids Night In series. Tyne also organised the glamorous Claridges Celebrity Ball in London. The Best of Girls Night In will be published this October by Penguin Australia.
Recently Tyne was in Laos working with the travelling library sailing down the Mekong delivering books to children in remote villages. She would like to do more to ensure books reach children in remote areas and the various refugee camps around the world in which far too many children are spending their childhoods.
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Sex, Lies & Litigation
by Tyne O'Connell
Price: $2.99 USD. 78270 words.
Published on April 23, 2011. Fiction.
'Two Professional Women, looking for one other, to share large flat in Notting Hill - must be open-minded.'
That was me - I told myself - my mind is an abyss.
A fun and irreverent novel, full of laugh-out-loud one-liners.
by Tyne O'Connell
Price: $2.99 USD. 89630 words.
Published on April 21, 2011. Fiction.
Every modern woman knows the importance of getting her accessories right. This year, like most of the gorgeous young things in London with an overdraft and a Harvey Nichols storecard, Evelyn is investing in a Prada handbag, saving up for a jacket by Alexander McQueen and thinking about a pierced navel. Somehow, though - without even needing to queue - she ends up with a stalker!
What's A Girl To Do?
by Tyne O'Connell
Price: $2.99 USD. 68490 words.
Published on April 16, 2011. Fiction.
Having been single forever, Evie's now finding that coupledom isn't nearly so simple as all those couples at parties made it look. Ensconced in the celeb packed Chateau Marmont in LA Evie's got some tough decisions to make about how committed she's prepared to be - or for that matter, how single she wants to stay.
Making The A-List
by Tyne O'Connell
Price: $5.39 USD. 63030 words.
Published on February 26, 2011. Fiction.
A hilarious bitchy romp set at the heart of the trendy London art scene. Saskia Williams' life is a series of comic scenarios. But now she's about to turn 30 and looking to achieve some of her goals, when in walks one of the richest and most attractive men in the world and buys a whole show...
'Crucial reading' Cosmopolitan
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