Edd O'Donnell

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."