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Jim O'Donnell

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Jim O'Donnell

 

On Friday the 13th of November, 2009, at 8:07 p.m., Jim's current life began. It was at 8:06 p.m. on that lucky day that his old life ended when he flew off of the hood of the speeding car and crashed, head first into the telephone pole. He woke up a couple weeks later with a headache he's yet to shake. Before then, Jim wanted to write books, but could never find the time. Now that he was 100% disabled, he had plenty of time, but could not keep his eyes from shaking long enough to type out the words. So once again, he postponed writing for a day that he now knew with a certainty he had not before understood, that the day might never come.

Over the next four years, Jim healed and made the most of his new life. In the former life, he was engaged to Lindsey, the woman he met in Disney World, and after a month of talking on the phone and flying back and forth to Florida, he had convinced to move to Buffalo. They had planned on having a big wedding when he graduated from law school and she from nursing school, but with their new understanding of how fragile life is, the two of them said why wait, and got hitched in their living room. Soon they started their family with their first child, a girl. Before that girl turned three, she had two little brothers, a nurse for a mom, and a lawyer/cop for a dad.

Then Jim was hurt again. Not as seriously as before - on this occasion, he was not read his last rights - but it did work as a reminder of how the time he borrowed could expire at any minute. While still in the hospital, he began writing a book he'd started before and hasn't stopped writing since. He also ran for congress, earned a Masters in Economics along with the Juris Doctor, was promoted to lieutenant, became a mediator, built a house, and worked tirelessly to find the perfect agent to represent is books.

Jim is now represented by Vicki Selvaggio of Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency, he is awaiting retirement due to the disabilities from his job, and is currently working on a number of new works of fiction.