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.

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- 36 minutes ago

@HeyLindaRey I stick EVERYTHING in the dishwasher: - That rubber thing in the garbage disposal drain - All the drain stoppers and covers - That grate in the bottom of the refrigerator ice dispenser - The drawer in the front-loading washer where the detergent and softener goes
h J R
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- 1 hour ago

@usa_in_beijing It's home-made pickle relish at our house.
h J R
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- 2 hours ago

@HeyLindaRey Pro tip: Put your sponge in the dishwasher when you run it. It'll come out looking like new!
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.”