Charles O’Donnell writes thrillers with high-tech themes in international and futuristic settings. He recently retired from a career of thirty-five years in engineering to write full-time, leveraging his experience leading international teams to create compelling settings in faraway lands.

His latest books, Shredded and Shade, are the product of his fascination with the progress of technology to either augment reality or to replace it entirely, and his concern over the erosion of privacy in a world in which everything is shared online, and nobody reads the terms and conditions.

When Charles isn’t writing, he’s reading, and when he’s not reading or writing, he’s woodworking, stargazing, lawn-mowing, grapevine-tending or meat-grilling.

Charles lives with Helen, his wife, life partner and fellow paranoid in Westerville, Ohio.

@kozmickid

- 1 hour ago

@SciRocker @rodriguez_linda @JoyceCarolOates @DamonBostrom That's why I don't understand why policies designed to keep money out of the hands of folks who spend it is good for the economy. "Give a poor man money and it'll be in the rich man's pocket by nightfall. But at least it will have passed through the poor man's hands."
h J R
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- 2 hours ago

@sey_pdx @Mythsas Keep me posted. I'm pulling for you ❤️
h J R
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- 2 hours ago

@sey_pdx @Mythsas Just wait it out. The time will come when you remember falling in love for the first time, and it happens again. The first time is the hardest. It gets easier every time.
h J R
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- 4 hours ago

@Mythsas I've been married 31 years. I've fallen in and out of love a dozen times.
h J R
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- 4 hours ago

@kneerecon I swear, the damn thing looks like Mickey Rourke.
h J R

Quotes:

“I don’t write about what I know—what would be the point of that? But everything I know goes into what I write.”