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About Daniel O'Connor
During the recruitment process for a police career, Suffolk County, NY applicant investigators asked Dan how someone with such a difficult childhood managed to pass the drug, psychological and polygraph exams, along with the rigorous background check. Dan had a one word answer: Reading.
Upon completion of his highly decorated police career, Daniel moved to the southwest with his wife and two daughters. It is there that he wrote, using characters and scenarios developed with his late cousin Peter Randazzo, the dark and dangerous love letter to old Brooklyn: SONS OF THE POPE. That novel became the best-selling title in the history of Blood Bound Books, and reached #1 on three separate Amazon charts. That same publisher has now released Daniel's second novel, CANNI. It is his chillingly beautiful tribute to three experiences over which we have no real control: love, laughter, and terror.
CANNI was the Publisher's Weekly/BookLife #1 choice horror novel for fall 2019.
It has earned the "Most Requested Horror" title at NetGalley, and has both a bookseller's, and librarians' rating of 100%.
CANNI has been nominated for six literary awards, and was named BEST HORROR NOVEL 2020 by The Independent Press®.
Current cumulative rating over all review sites: 4.2 out of 5 stars.
"I've read many an outbreak story over the years, whether zombie apocalypse or psychotic mania, but this one managed to do a few things even I had rarely seen!
It's a fun read, as various groups of characters strive for survival and a cure and are inevitably brought together for a delightfully entertaining finish." - THE HORROR FICTION REVIEW
Daniel O'Connor has one goal. It is to spread THIS message to every child: "Please know that, no matter how alone you feel, nor how discouraged or impoverished you may be right now, you should focus on your dreams and disassociate yourself from people and situations that will drag you away from your goals. Drugs, drink, gangs, crime, self-mutilation, and the like will lead you down a dark and disastrous path from which you likely will never recover. Focus, work hard, be strong, and your dreams await you."
Dan is a proud member of the Horror Writers Association.
BIG NAME reviews of SONS OF THE POPE:
"This is a very visual novel and the attention to detail is so rich that I could smell the dirty water dogs from the NYC street vendors. Bravo!" ~Romeo Tirone, Director of TRUE BLOOD, DEXTER, NURSE JACKIE, RED WIDOW and RECTIFY.
"Daniel O'Connor's SONS OF THE POPE reveals an interesting new talent with a snappy style. This is someone's career to watch." ~Andrew Neiderman, 100 million-selling author of THE DEVIL'S ADVOCATE and numerous V.C. ANDREWS novels.
"A rich, epic chronicle of murder, the mob, and miracles..." ~ Kevin O'Brien, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of TERRIFIED, LAST VICTIM and ONLY SON.
Short stories from Daniel:
"The Binding" from the anthology BLOOD RITES: AN INVITATION TO HORROR.
"Between Catskill and Cooperstown" from the anthology SERIAL KILLERS ITERUM.
"Sun Day" from the anthology ECLECTICALLY VEGAS, BABY!.
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Daniel's blog: Canni.blog
Contact Daniel: AuthorDanO@gmail.com
*FUN FACTS about Dan:
1) He created the name for the famous front four of the New York Jets known as the NEW YORK SACK EXCHANGE.
2) He has been interviewed on television by DAVID LETTERMAN.
3) He has appeared as an extra in an episode of DEXTER.
4) He has worked security for NBC and SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE.
5) He has the strength of 100 men.
6) He usually lies about one fun fact.
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"This is a very visual novel and the attention to detail is so rich that I could smell the dirty water dogs from the NYC street vendors. Bravo!" ~Romeo Tirone, Director of True Blood, Dexter, and Red Widow
"Daniel O'Connor's Sons of the Pope reveals an interesting new talent with a snappy style. This is someone's career to watch." ~Andrew Neiderman, Author of The Devil's Advocate and several V.C. Andrews novels
"A rich, epic chronicle of murder, the mob, and miracles..." ~ Kevin O'Brien, NY Times Bestselling Author
In Brooklyn, before the murders, before the miracle, before the 1940s were gone forever, there was a tree...
If only they let that tree alone.
If that sycamore tree had been allowed to stand, then maybe Biaggio Falcone never would have been the head of the Campigotto crime family, and perhaps little Joey Salerno would not have been born like that.
Joey's father, Sal--just home from World War II--probably would never have gotten involved with the New York underworld, and his wife Mary wouldn't have spent her entire life caring for an eternal child.
There may have been no reason, four decades later, for that desperate pilgrimage to Lourdes, France. And no need for anyone to call upon the one known only as The Diabolist.
Experience the richness of a story that spans half a century. Love and
hatred. Devotion and betrayal. Murder and miracles.
If only they let that tree alone
A Gathering of Dark Talent. A Ritual in Blood.
Blood Bound Books is a small press making a big impact. To celebrate its third year in existence, twenty-three authors were invited to pen this dark tome. Its pages are filled will their offerings of magic, madness, lust, and despair. All we need is your voice to bring the spells to life. Join our ritual…
Step into Muddle House with John McNee, then cry with Jeff Strand. K. Trap Jones exposes the beauty of death, while Lisa Morton demonstrates the power of orthography and Daniel O’Connor examines the horrifying future of technology. Each master has crafted their story to enhance your journey through various aspects of the darkness.
The full list of occultists includes: Brian Lumley, Angela Bodine, Monique Bos, Nathan Crowder, Christopher Hawkins, Brad C. Hodson, Ed Kurtz, Douglas J. Lane, Adrian Ludens