With a strong connection and patriotic views towards Canada, the country from which he was born, the Torontonian Bryan O’ Connor has had the pleasure of living abroad in Indonesia and Singapore. With a fascination to travel, he has taken numerous vacations crossing the globe, broadening his international background and knowledge on various cultures. “I love to travel, however regardless of where I go, Canada has always and forever will be, the one place I call home,” he declares.
“My passion for writing and conveying emotional messages, led me to writing my first book – A Lonely Tear. In my opinion, if I have managed to shine more light on our Country’s brave heroes, their acts of selflessness and sacrifice, and allowed for my readers to open their hearts and minds a bit more, to the difficulties faced for soldiers and their families when deployed; then I as a writer feel that I have accomplished my mission,” he says.
With a hard working and humble characteristic side to him, whatever he has in life; he’s earned and whatever he wants in life; he works for. However, he sees this novel as being only the beginning, and certainly not the end, of his passion to write. Already in the works of a second novel, he states,
“I feel as though I have opened a door to a side of me I never knew existed until recently. And I dare to discover first hand, what lay in store for me on the other side. In my opinion, you don’t choose the stories you write… The stories choose you.”