a.j.k. o’donnell is an acclaimed American author, philosopher, novelist, and award-winning activist. Born in Omaha, Nebraska, o’donnell began writing works by the age of eight. She is the author of the collection Nicoteane and Other Foolish Mistakes, the short story Confessions of a Fearful Soul and the collection This Void Beckons. She was a 2016 recipient of the prestigious Youth Courage Award, presented by the Colin Higgins Foundation, was a Maha Poetry Slam Champion, and has been honored as an Outstanding Young Omaha Teen. When o’donnell is not writing, which is quite the rare occasion indeed, she can be found at familiar, cozy coffeehouses, and walking in the parks near her home. Her third work - and debut novel - What the Crevice Holds, is forthcoming from Cracked Jar Press. In 2017, o'donnell began contributing to the Huffington Post with the ongoing series: A Life in Transitions. o’donnell currently resides in Chicago, USA.