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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  William J. O'Shea  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: Chicago, Illinois

-- William J. O'Shea on WorldCat --

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*Born in Chicago, Illinois

Biographical and Professional Information

Bill O'Shea began his public service career in 1968 when, as a Chicago Police Cadet, he was assigned to the infamous Democratic National Convention. In the ensuing decades as a Chicago Police Officer he had many adventures, some of which are chronicled in his first novel, THE FOOT POST. In 1992 Bill moved to southern Illinois with his wife, Susan, and established a detective agency under his private investigator's license. In recent years Bill has been active as a Court Appointed Special Advocate, working with children who find themselves mired in the court system. His experiences as a CASA volunteer moved him to write THE ADVOCATE and create the advocacy project.Bill is now a relentless advocate for the rights of abused and sexually exploited children and fears that it will be a life long endeavor.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

The advocate
ISBN: 9781425928759. OCLC Number: 727069054

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A serial killer is targeting sex offenders. Can they stop the killing? Do they want to?

The foot post /
ISBN: 075963842X. OCLC Number: 51332510

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