Diane O’Connell’s Books

As the author and co-author of six published books, I know what it takes to get to the finish line.

I know the rush of enthusiasm at the beginning of a book project. the hump in the middle when you wonder if you have what it takes to get it done, and I’ve felt the sense of satisfaction when you see it all come together.

The Novel-Maker’s Handbook: The No-Nonsense Guide to Crafting a Marketable Story

The Novel-Maker's Handbook - IPPY Award Winner - by Diane O'Connell

This book, which grew out of my work with successful authors, won a Gold “IPPY” award from Independent Publishers for best writing/publishing book.

Divorced Dads: Shattering the Myths

This groundbreaking book,which I co-authored with researcher, Sanford L. Braver, PhD, became the subject of a 20/20 report by John Stossel.

Strong Force: The Story of Physicist Shirley Ann Jackson

This biography is one of the bestselling titles of the Women’s Adventures in Science series, sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences and published by Scholastic and Joseph Henry Press.

People Person: The Story of Sociologist Marta Tienda

This biography is part of the Women’s Adventures in Science series, sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences and published by Scholastic and Joseph Henry Press.

Your Two-Year-Old: The Trusted Resource to Help Your Child Advance, Achieve, Succeed

Part of the Parents Picks series, this book was published by St. Martin’s Press.

Decorative Paint & Faux Finishes

Decorative Paint & Faux Finishes - by Diane O'Connell

I collaborated with artist Justina Jorrin Barnard on this bestselling book, published by Sunset Books.

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