Vincent H. O'Neil
Vincent H. O’Neil brings a wealth of life experience to his writing. Over the years he has served as a paratrooper, a risk manager, and an apprentice librarian. He's traveled much of the world, and lived in Panama for two years.
After writing in his spare time for many years, he won the St. Martin’s Press "Malice Domestic" Writing Competition in 2005. His award-winning debut novel, Murder in Exile, received a glowing review from Marilyn Stasio in The Sunday New York Times. It was the first book in a mystery series featuring the background-checker Frank Cole, and was followed by Reduced Circumstances, Exile Trust, and Contest of Wills.
His mystery novel Death Troupe is the first book in a theater-based mystery series featuring playwright Jack Glynn and the unusual members of the Jerome Barron Players theater troupe.
In 2013 he turned his hand to horror, writing a Lovecraftian novel set in Providence, Rhode Island named Interlands. It features graduate student Angela Morse, who is searching the local woods for a lost stone obelisk once worshiped by a colonial-era cult that perished at its feet. In 2015 he released the sequel to Interlands, a book called Denizens.
In 2014 HarperCollins released the first book in his military science fiction Sim War series, Glory Main, written as Henry V. O'Neil. That was followed by Orphan Brigade, Dire Steps, and CHOP Line. The fifth and final book in the series, Live Echoes, was released in 2017.
Most recently, his TV crime drama pilot script "Handler Hank" was selected for the 2019 Austin Revolution Film Festival.
His website is www.vincenthoneil.com
Awards and Recognition
- 2005 Winner, St. Martin's Press Malice Domestic Award
- Official selection to the 2019 Austin Revolution Film Festival: TV crime drama pilot script "Handler Hank"