Carrie M. O'Connor is a fourth-generation native of Honolulu. She has worked in the writing and editing industry for more than 15 years. Her freelance work has appeared in Honolulu Weekly, Hawai'i Investor, the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and the Spanish Journal. After earning a master of arts degree in journalism and communications at Marquette University, she worked as a journalist at Community Newspapers Inc. Her recent work includes a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel opinion piece, and an essay that aired on Milwaukee Public Radio. Her fiction has been published in Bamboo Ridge: Journal of Hawai'i Literature and Arts, Auscult: A Literary Journal of the Medical College of Wisconsin, Wild Violet and Bartleby Snopes.
I am a fourth-generation native of Honolulu. When I began to write fiction I was fortunate in that Bamboo Ridge Press established a vibrant literary community. I was influenced by Nora Okja Keller, Lois-Ann Yamanaka, Cathy Song, Marie Hara and Juliet Kono.
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