Meet ‘Lift’ author Rebecca O’Connor

September 23, 2009

Fascinating woman writes incredible story

rebecca o'connorCAVE CREEK – Rebecca K. O’Connor, a renowned speaker, professional trainer, conservationist, and 2008 Pushcart Prize finalist will make a personal appearance at Pages in Cave Creek on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 5 p.m. Her recently released book “Lift” is about falconry, interesting in itself, but as the framework for a great personal story.

Join Sandi and Will Pearson at Pages in welcoming her for a lively multimedia presentation “Winging It: Living a Life lift book coverShaped by Birds and Words,” including photos, videos and music to impart information about conservation efforts to keep raptors and waterfowl, and a hands-on demonstration with falconry equipment. Those fortunate to attend Rebecca’s Pages presentation will hear side stories not included in “Lift.”

“Lift” is a great read for anyone interested in what life lessons can be learned working with the most free of nature’s creatures, birds. Rebecca has woven into her story what working with Anakin, her Falcon, taught her about life in vignettes about her youth.

rebecca and falconRebecca is Director of Development for Ducks Unlimited, fundraising to support critical work that has a tremendous impact on the quality of life for everyone and everything that requires water.

She consults professionally as an animal trainer and behaviorist for institutions and individuals around the world.

Rebecca has written nine books including “Falcon’s Return,” a romance novel, several young adult reference books and a parrot owner guide, A Parrot for Life.

On Friday, Oct. 2 Rebecca will give a parrot presentation for Parrots of the Hills Bird Club. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at Faith Mountain Church, 11843 Desert Vista Drive, in Fountain Hills.

Rebecca’s website is which links to both her parrot site and a falconry/conservation site.

Rebecca invites you to visit because, “it’s also a great place to follow the falconry season when it starts up and find out about wetlands conservation in the west (even in Arizona).”
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