"O'Connor Communications turned a national spotlight on my book, kicking my exposure into a higher gear that brought reviews, articles, and interviews to my doorstep, an intense level of attention that my hardworking publisher and I had not attained. O'Connor generated new markets and increased interest in my book, not only around the country, but in my very back yard in Alabama as well. I have benefited in many ways from having the expertise of O'Connor in my corner. Every author should be so fortunate." --Jack Owens
Memoirs / Biographies
Don't Shoot! We're Republicans!
- by Jack Owens (History Publishing Company)
Jack Owens was a dedicated career FBI agent but enjoyed doing things his way. His memoir is a light-hearted look at a serious and honored service. He combines his personal stories with an in-depth look at the workings of the FBI.
All I Could Be: My Story as a Woman Warrior in Iraq
- by Miyoko Hikiji (History Publishing Company)
A memoir about the challenges, struggles and triumphs of a woman soldier.
"Jim and Lynda treated me like a long-time friend and aggressively pitched my book like pros, landing me dozens of interviews, articles and book signings with local and national visibility. They are astute and accomplished professionals. I am certain that I could not entrust another team to take care of my next project."
- Mikoyo Hikiji
Fighter Pilot: The Memoirs of Legendary Ace Robin Olds
- by Christina Olds (St. Martin's Press)
The autobiography of an All-American West Point football player who married a movie star and became a dashing flying hero in World War II and Vietnam.
"Lynda and Jim O'Connor helped me launch my book on the right foot, when I knew next to nothing about PR and marketing. Their sound support and advice paved the way for helping me promote my book to National Best Seller status. What a team!”
- Christina Olds
Sitting on Top of the World
- by Steven Richards (Create Space)
The true story of a Holocaust survivor who didn't know his father was a Nazi Brownshirt and his brother was a member of the Hitler Youth Corps.
"As a first time author I was lost in terms of how to get my book to the public. A fortuitous referral to Jim and Lynda O'Connor brought me out of the dark of the publishing world and into the light. I have no doubt that the success of Sitting on Top of the World is directly related to the efforts of Jim and Lynda O'Connor!"
- Steve Richards
The Will to Live: A Saga of Survival
- by Gary Edinger (Stoneydale Press)
The autobiography of a woodsman whose values and determination allowed him to survive a logging accident that severed his leg.
"Jim and Lynda were a good team for promoting my book. Lynda has a great deal of passion, energy, and imagination while Jim is very professional. I didn't feel like just another client. They believed in the marketability of my story and promoted my book in every way they could think of."
- Gary Edinger
Ben Behind His Voices: One Family's Journey from the Chaos of Schizophrenia to Hope
- by Randye Kaye (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.)
The gripping and inspiring story of how a divorced mother of two met the challenges of her son's gradual slip into schizophrenia and learned to love and support him throughout his slow recovery.
"Lynda and Jim O'Connor were vital to the success of my book launch. They worked honestly and tirelessly to greatly increase the number of reviews of my book both online and in print, and helped secure some major press such as The Boston Globe and PBS. My book is still selling, and this is definitely in part due to the efforts of O'Connor PR, with their advice, efforts, and follow-up."
- Randye Kaye
The Choir Boy: Why I turned to a life of crime with the Whitey Bulger gang after being raped by my scoutmaster
- by Eric Schneider (Sartoris Literary Group)
The author candidly reveals how the impact of four years of sexual abuse and the lack of support drove him to criminal activity and addictions and his struggle to live a normal life.
No More Tears Left Behind
- by Arthur Rathburn and Ursula Rathburn (Fort Dane Books)
The remarkable life story of Eva Deutschkron and her husband, Jewish holocaust survivors who avoided detection and arrest while living and working in Berlin, Germany, throughout World War II.
"Since the very start of their efforts to publicize our book, O'Connor Communications Inc. conducted an energetic and thorough publicity campaign on our behalf."