J. O. McDonnell wrote books beneath a shopping mall escalator in Manila, where he lived for 22 years (in Manila, not under the escalator). He’s worked at two daily newspapers, a magazine and published stories in Antipodean SF; Anotherealm; Gateway SF, Umbrella Stories and SFF World.
Raised in Baghdad-by-the-Bay, he was a photographer in the Air Farce in Europe and graduated the University of San Francisco and the Academy of Arts College as a graphic designer and illustrator, he became a copywriter, and later, an ad agency executive. Having lived on three continents he has - at various times - been an IRA gunrunner; bouncer at a gay disco; Air Intel Techno Spook; rock/country/jazz Bassist; Tobacconist; muralist; and commercial voice actor.
He and his (long suffering) wife, Marie, work as marketing support for the Playforge, LLC, makers of the game app Zombie Farm. He lives in Laguna Niguel California.
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May December Come Gently
An older foreigner saved Suki from being raped, and she becomes infatuated with him. Suki's roommate and Half-Canadian English teacher give her tips in seduction. Finding tapes of Ted's dead wife Miko, Suki adopts her looks and mannerisms to gain Ted's affections, but she has dragged a tormented ghost from her grave. Miko possesses Suki's soul to do her bidding. Miko has her own agenda for Ted.
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