Shepherd O'Conner (By the Light of the Moon)

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Shepherd O'Conner
Portrayed by
Appears in By the Light of the Moon
Year 2002

Shepherd "Shep" O'Conner is a major character in the thriller novel By the Light of the Moon by Dean Koontz.


Shepherd is described as such: "He's been diagnosed autistic, also high-functioning autistic. He's never violent, and sometimes he's highly communicative, so was once even diagnosed with Asperger syndrome."[1]


Author Dean Koontz received positive feedback from parents of autistic children for his portrayal of Shep.[2]


  1. chapter 12
  2. DeanKoontzVideo (2010-05-16). "Dean Koontz discusses By the Light of the Moon". YouTube. Retrieved 2023-12-02

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