Ronan O'Brien is a solicitor who specialises in the area of criminal law. He is originally from Dublin but now lives in County Kildare. CONFESSIONS OF A FALLEN ANGEL was a bestseller in Ireland and won the Irish Book Award for Best New Writer.
Fiona O'Brien left an award winning career in advertising to write her first novel in 2002. She lives in Sandymount, Dublin. She keeps a website at www.fionaobrien.com and can be found on Facebook.
Sanjida O'Connell is a TV presenter and producer. She is the author of seven books (three non-fiction), most recently SUGAR ISLAND. She has a PhD in Theory of Mind. Find out more about her at www.sanjida.com
Joseph O'Connor is a Master trainer of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and the author of 16 books including the international bestseller 'Introducing NLP'. He is originally from London, UK and moved to Brazil at the beginning of 2001. He founded Lambent do Brasil, a company specialising in Business Coaching, Training and Consultancy, in Sao Paulo.He is also the Co-founder and President of the International Coaching Community (ICC), a worldwide network of trained coaches, his clients for training, consulting and coaching have included: BT, UNIDO, BA, HP Invent and Interbrew. ICC has NLP trainers all over the world - Europe, North and South America, New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong. His books have been published in twenty languages.
Dermot O'Connor is a leading practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine and is the resident expert on the Sunday Times-associated website www.whatreallyworks.co.uk. Dermot writes and lectures internationally on health recovery and is European Director of the International Institute of Medical Qigong. He appears regularly in the press and on TV.
Tawni O'Dell was born and raised in the Allegheny Mountains of western Pennsylvania, where she lives with her family. FRAGILE BEASTS is her fourth novel. Her first, Back Roads, was an Oprah Book Club Pick and New York Times bestseller, her second, Coal Run, has been bought by the movies and is currently in development.
Kevin O'Donnell is a former teacher and experienced author.
John O'Donoghue was born in North London in the late 1950s, to Irish parents. He first became mentally ill in the 1970s and suffered a series of breakdowns. In 1988, at the age of 30, with only three O Levels and an Elementary Swimming Cerificate, he got into the University of East Anglia, and met his wife. From 2000-2005 he was Chair of Survivors' Poetry, a national charity which publishes and promotes the work of survivors' of mental distress. He lectures in Creative Writing and lives in Brighton with his wife and four children.
Jo O'Donoghue was born in Co. Kerry in 1956 and educated at University College Cork and Trinity College Dublin, where she was awareded an M. Litt in modern English. She has lived in Dublin since the mid-1980s and has worked in publishing and related areas since 1988. She is the author of a critical study of the novelist Brian Moore (1990) and has edited several anthologies including Golden Apples: Irish Poems for Children (1995) and Taisce Duan (1992, with Sean McMahon). She is also the co-author (with Sean McMahon) of The Mercier Companion to Irish Literature (1998).
Colm O'Gorman founded the charity One in Four to support women and men who have experienced sexual violence. Prior to that he worked as a therapist in private practice in London. He is a former Senator on the Irish Parliament and is now Executive Director of Amnesty International Ireland. In 1998 he sued the Roman Catholic Church over its systematic cover-ups of child abuse scandals involving its priests, and won. He lives in County Wexford with his family.
Sasha O'Hara is the pen name and alter ego for an author and pain and stress relief therapist in Portland, Oregon. She loves helping people relax and laugh. More info is available at www.sashaohara.com and on facebook at www.facebook.com/SashaOharacoloringbooks
A former Operational Station Officer in the London Fire Brigade, Pat O'Keeffe is also the holder of a 5th degree black belt in Karate and has fought 28 times as a kick-boxer.
Dermot O'Leary has been the much-loved host of ITV's The X Factor for seven series, and is now working on his eighth. He also presents his own Sony award-winning BBC Radio 2 show, which draws in close to 2 million listeners each week. From early beginnings as a Runner for BBC Essex, then a Researcher on the TV show Light Lunch, Dermot became one of the founding presenters on Channel Four's T4, before moving on to presenting and producing Big Brother's Little Brother. Dermot has hosted a number of other programmes including, most recently, Channel Four's ground-breaking documentary Live From Space which broadcast from the International Space Station.
James O'Loughlin is CEO of JOL Consulting, specializing in improving performance by working with individuals and groups to look at complex issues in a new light. He was previously Head od Investment Process at Rensburg Investment and at The Co-Operative Insurance Society. He lives on the Wirral in England and can be contacted at email@example.com
Thomas O'Malley was raised in Ireland and England. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and currently teaches on the faculty of creative writing at Dartmouth College. He is the author of the novels In the Province of Saints and This Magnificent Desolation. He lives in the Boston area.
Regina O'Melveny's poetry has been published widely in literary journals, garnering several prizes. She grew up in California, and spent a year living in India. Thus began her many extended travels that would later inspire The Book of Madness and Cures, her first novel. She lives in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.
Padraig O'Morain has practised mindfulness for 25 years and taught mindfulness for more than a decade. He runs workshops in his native Ireland where the inspiration for this book was sparked by an encounter with a very busy woman who took 4 years to get to one of his courses (and still had to dash to a meeting in the middle of it) and who has since reported that mindfulness changed her life - for the better.
Julia Bryant was born in Portsmouth: her step-father and husband both served in the Navy. She trained as a nurse, then after her three children grew up, earned an honours B.A. in English and history. She and her husband now live in Portsmouth once more. Visit her website at www.juliabryant-online.com.
Bill Oddie is the ultimate 'jack of all trades', known as a comedy writer, pop singer, musician, TV presenter, naturalist, depressive, environmental campaigner, husband of two, father of three and author, with his 2009 autobiography One Flew Into the Cuckoo's Egg. Aged 67, hee was made an OBE in 2003.
Countess Of Carnarvon
Lady Fiona Carnarvon married the current Earl of Carnarvon in 1999, and they took over Highclere eight years ago.