Carolyn O’Neal

Unit 1 excavation, August 20, 1970Carolyn is currently researching the history of the discovery of the earthquake fault under the North Anna Nuclear Power Station in Louisa County and three of the people most affected by it:  Professor John W. Funkhouser of Richmond, , H. Spurgeon Moss of Louisa County, and June Allen of Charlottesville. Please leave a reply below if you have any information on this topic or these people. Thank you very much.

Carolyn O’Neal at the Hampton Roads Writers Conference, 2013

Carolyn O’Neal is an environmentalist and dystopian eco-fiction writer. Her young adult novel KINGSLEY was published in 2015. KINGSLEY is available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes. Her short story Silent Grace won second place in 2013 The Hook short story contest, judged by John Grisham.

Carolyn in her Apiary, River House Hives

She’s a beekeeper and volunteers with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling Program.

Carolyn has presented at the 2013 and 2015 Virginia Festival of the Book and at the Virginia Writers Club 2015 Writers Symposium.

She organized the 2017 Charlottesville Book Fair


This debut novel of environmental collapse intertwines apocalyptic fiction with the multigenerational family epic.


What readers say about KINGSLEY:

I have never read a story like this one… It’s thought-provoking, shocking and very timely.

It includes just enough science to make the story believable and just enough what-if fantasy to keep me guessing. The huge plot twist in the middle of the book… was a stunner.

In Kingsley Carolyn O’Neal succeeds in writing an entertaining, creative, thought provoking novel which may just help save the world… well at least give each reader a look into what could be in store if we don’t each do our part for our planet and our environment… I highly recommend this book!

 What a riveting read!

The action-packed storyline will keep you on the edge of your seat!

A fantastic read! Nothing quite like it out there.

It was a great reminder that the way we live and the things we do every day can have a major impact on the environment… Definitely recommend this book!    

Other titles by Carolyn O’Neal

What Readers are saying about THAT WORD:

Jill Gooch

Reviewed in the United States on December 31, 2018

Blog posts

The Witchcraft of Older Women

Sometimes “David” is a middle aged woman named June Allen

Putting the pieces together

H. Spurgeon Moss: Educator, Farmer, Inspiration

3 replies on “Carolyn O’Neal”

Hi Mary, I’m Elaine. Wow…I saw your comment on BACCA and had to send you a short e-mail. I was excited to see that someone else knew the geologist! Sorry if this is too opportunistic of me. My late brother worked with Dr. Funkhouser. Can you share your story with me? I’ll understand if you would rather interact with Carolyn only. Thanks! Take care!

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