Edd O'Donnell has been a creative writer and journalist since Sister Stanley,
mother superior at Our Lady of Perpetual Guilt, found the list of lies he called
his diary. After being wished the best in future endeavors by both secular and
religious educators, O'Donnell spent several years in the Navy as a journalist
with work in military publishing, broadcasting and public relations in Japan,
Vietnam, Iceland and Europe.
His post -military work took him to newspapers in Miami, Palm Beach and Fort
Lauderdale where he eventually joined a public relations partnership and started
cutting his teeth in state politics. He was involved in electing the first GOP
governor since Reconstruction. After selling his partnership, O'Donnell traveled
to South America and the South Pacific winding up in northern California where
he worked as a writer/copyeditor for the San Francisco Chronicle,
the Sacramento Union and Rolling Stone. He became
involved in politics and worked on several Democrat campaigns.
Drawn to the northwest O'Donnell, moved to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, where he
ranched, rodeoed, and wrote for the Coeur d' Alene Press, The
Spokane Chronicle, assorted regional magazines and handled media for
statewide campaigns in Idaho and Washington. He relocated to the west coast
of Washington state where he reported and wrote for a group of small dailies
and the Seattle Times and graduated summa cum lucky with a degree
in journalism from Western Washington University. He lived in
Corpus Christi for a brief period before becoming the city editor of the Kerrville
Times where he developed a political column that was eventually syndicated.
He moved to Austin in 1985 and has been involved in trade associations, journalism,
political chicanery and consulting mummery for 15 years. His political philosophy
is nonsectarian latitudinism. His major professional accomplishments have been
working fairly steadily without having to carry a cell phone and or feel compelled
to use terms such as "think outside the box."