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C.S. O'Cinneide


C.S. O'Cinneide (oh-ki-nay-da) is a writer and a blogger on her website, She Kills Lit, where she features women writers of thriller and noir. Her debut novel, Petra’s Ghost is a dark thriller set on the Camino de Santiago in Spain. Petra's Ghost has been selected as one of the Library's Journal's "Wicked Good Reads," and is an American Library Association Book Club Central pick.

Phone number:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada


Petra's Ghost. Dundurn Press, 2019
The Starr Sting Scale. Dundurn Press, 2020
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Presentation Description

She Shivers - Women authors of dark fiction from Mary Shelley to Margaret Atwood

A presentation on the evolution of frightening fiction and the women who wrote it. Examines the stories themselves as well as the politicial and feminist sub-text often present in the work of woman authors of this genre from the 18th century up until the present day. Presentation length includes Q&A and can be adjusted for the audience.

Presentation Length:
1 hour
Literary thriller & magical realism
Grade 9 and up
Audience size:
Up to 500
Northern OAC WITS:
One session:
GST not applicable