Indie Author Corner: Meet Dan O’Brien

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Meet Dan O’Brien

I am an editor, writer, and screenwriter. I currently attend a California university and am pursuing a graduate degree in psychology. I have written over 10 novels, several screenplays, and am working on a graphic novel. A philosopher and martial artist, my days are filled with writing and training. I am an eclectic writer who dabbles in many genres, though most have sweeping elements of scientific inquiry and reason. Most of the novels fall into the categories of science fiction and fantasy, though there is something for everyone. Romance, horror, young adult, and even drama have found their way from my mind to paper. I have four novels in print (Bitten, The Ocean and the Hourglass, Cerulean Dreams, and The Journey) and you can find links to them on the Samples, Links, and Things tab. Check out samples of my writing, my research, and be sure to follow me on Twitter!

Find out more about Dan here:

@ Goodreads  

@ author blog

@ Twitter


About the books:

TitlBittene: Bitten

Genre: Horror/Urban Fantasy/Mystery

Synopsis: A predator stalks a cold northern Minnesotan town. There is talk of wolves walking on two legs and attacking people in the deep woods. Lauren Westlake, resourceful and determined F.B.I Agent, has found a connection between the strange murders in the north and a case file almost a hundred years old. Traveling to the cold north, she begins an investigation that spirals deep into the darkness of mythology and nightmares. Filled with creatures of the night and an ancient romance, the revelation of who hunts beneath the moon is more grisly than anyone could have imagined.

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See reviews @ Goodreads

The Ocean and the Hourglass

Title: The Ocean and the Hourglass

Genre: YA fantasy

Synopsis: Dreams are not for the faint of heart, they are for the brave to follow. A Book, an Hourglass. Nicholas had always dreamt of faraway places, distant lands beyond imagination. Wandering into the library on a cold day, he finds an adventure that he had not been looking for. Transported to a distant world, Nicholas finds himself involved in sweeping adventures of a broken and lost kingdom. Filled with sea giants and ancient cities, the young man soon finds that the adventure was greater than he could have ever imagined.

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Cerulean DreamsTitle: Cerulean Dreams

Genre: Science Fiction

Synopsis: Orion, the last city of men. Deep within the desert, a secret lay waiting. Young women found dead in the street. A corporation that controls the sleep of a populace that never sees the light of day. Alexander Marlowe seeks to unravel the mysteries of Orion as he helps a young girl, Dana, flee the city. The closer they come to the truth, the greater the danger that hunts them. Follow them as they search beyond the boundaries of everything they have ever known for answers.

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The Journey

Title: The Journey

Genre: Fantasy/Philosophy/Metaphysical

Synopsis: The Frozen Man. The Translucent Man. The Burning Man. The Wicker Man. The guide known only as the Crossroads, together these are the signposts and totems of the world that the being called the Lonely inhabits. Seeking out the meaning of his journey, the Lonely is a being consumed by philosophical inquiry and adventure. Filled with exotic places and age-old questions, the Journey is a book that seeks to merge the fantastical and real. Join the Lonely as he seeks out answers to his own existence and perhaps the meaning for us all.

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See reviews @ Goodreads


The author has kindly offered ONE ebook copy (winner’s choice of mobi, epub or PDF) of your choice from one of his four titles above.

This is an international giveaway.

To enter, simply leave a comment at the end of this post with your email address (and what book you would like to win). You must be a follower of The Australian Bookshelf to enter.

Entries close Tuesday 14th February, 2012 (Syd time). Winner will be drawn via and your email details will be forwarded to the author.


  • I think I would love all these books… Why haven’t I heard of this author before. I really cannot choose between Bitten and The Journey, so I leave the choice to you.
    Thanks for this giveaway!


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