Omnium Gatherum is thrilled to welcome Victor O’Neil to our family of authors. Victor will be working with editor Johnny Worthen to bring his novel to life in September 2019.
Victor O’Neil has been writing for as long as he can remember. Mostly poetry. Mostly awful things full of ugly truths. Mostly things he feels like he has to trick people into reading, but those who take the bait tend to be unable to look away. Ironically enough, his main goal is to make the reader laugh. He questions the logic of this approach at comedy quite frequently, trust me, but he is what he is and writes what he writes. Rubberneck, his debut novel, is a bold attempt to distill his own peculiar mélange of maniacal vigor into a traditional form.
As far as bonafides go: Victor has a degree in English-Literature, and also has had the great privilege of working with wonderful group of local fiction writers for the past four years. In a former life, he was a semi-professional no-limit hold em’ player who actually managed to make a little bit of money, and he also once bowled a league sanctioned perfect game. In his current iteration, he works in the field of medical supplies and spends a good deal of time coaching youth sports and youth sports accessories.
Victor has spent two decades attached at the soul to a woman who defies description (she might just be an angel). This has led to the fathering of two—soon to be three—beautiful children, each little Herculeses in their own way.
He’d love it if you reached out to him and let him know what you think of his work—good, bad, or indifferent. His contact info and relevant social media platforms can be found at viconeil.com.