Will O’Shaughnessy

Will O’Shaughnessy

Will O’Shaughnessy, the central character in my first two O’Shaughnessy Chronicle books, Giddyap Tin Lizzie and Bittersweet Harvest, was inspired by my grandfather, Will Fitzsimons. I learned most about Grandfather Fitzsimons from my mother, Laura Annette Fitzsimons,...
Catherine O’Shaughnessy

Catherine O’Shaughnessy

My four books present the O’Shaughnessy family story, a life progression similar to what many families experienced during those difficult 20th century years. Families struggled to overcome obstacles that most people living today can only know through reading books. I...
Sharon O’Shaughnessy

Sharon O’Shaughnessy

“Sharon, almost fourteen, looked like her father: short and, as he liked to say, pleasingly plump. But her disposition wasn’t his at all. Like her Cornish ancestors, she was serious, and like her Cornish mother, practical.” — Giddyap Tin Lizzie   In the...
Wyatt

Wyatt

“Calamitous screwed his too-tight football helmet on his head and muttered, ‘I forgot which way I was going.’ Bailey leaned forward and whispered to Wyatt, ‘He was definitely going down.’” – Wyatt’s Woods   Wyatt’s Woods, published by Little Creek Press in...
Ruby O’Shaughnessy

Ruby O’Shaughnessy

Many of the characters in the O’Shaughnessy Chronicles are closely based on my own family members. In the novels my mother, Laura Fitzsimons, and her sister, Alice, are respectively Catherine and Ruby O’Shaughnessy. “Ruby O’Shaughnessy. I Like that. Bold and vibrant.’...