From Dialysis Patient to prolific writer! With eight books in four genres, Author of two series, “The Rose Petal Wine Murder Mysteries” and “Simple, Healthy, Fresh” cookbooks. He has also written two books of short stories as well as an Alport’s Syndrome biography with previous writing clients in health, fitness, disease, disability and real estate, writing articles, blogs, columns, databases and so forth.

Here you will find everything I’m involved in, news, reviews and so on! See bottom of page and the About page for more information, rates and contact info.

There’s a lot to see, look at the menu running down the left of the website starting with the novels, cookbooks, short stories, plus the fundraiser for Alport’s Syndrome, along with other charities/fundraisers I fully support!


Now on Ello: 

https://ello.co/brickoneil Author, “Simple Healthy Fresh” Cookbook Series (Simple Recipes, Healthy for you, Fresh from Nature) and “Rose Petal Wine Murder Mysteries”. Full-color pics of dishes from #simplehealthyfresh 



Look on the left side margin of this screen, you’ll see the widget for the free introduction for Simple Healthy Fresh! This is the introduction I wanted for the “Ultimate Simple Healthy Fresh Cookbook” but the cost was too prohibitive (the same reason the recipes are in a basic format, not the one I wanted, as show on the Ultimate’s page here, seen on bottom of the page. 

What I did was combine the introductions from Simple Healthy Fresh 1.0 and 2.0, edit for continuity.  There are pictures accompanying the text, I’ve described my cooking and health history, explaining why I’ve gone low-carb and low-salt. I give hints, tips and suggestions for living healthy, exercising, shopping and so forth. 

The introduction to Simple Healthy Fresh is FREE via google drive and google docs. Just click the underlined link, it isn’t blue because the wordpress widget doesn’t have a text editor or link editor. But it is free through my website, rather than offering it through an ebook retailer.  I wanted to give something back to my fellow cooks and anyone wanting to live a healthier life. 


Now accepting credit card payments for mobile sales with “Paypal Here” and “Square Reader” for the “Ultimate Simple Healthy Fresh Cookbook”, $10.89. Looking for Venues!

Square Market page:  http://mkt.com/brick-oneil



Thank you to everyone that participated in the week-long promotion during Read an EBook Week hosted by Smashwords. My books were downloaded 50 times by avid readers!


All my ebooks are free during Read an EBook Week!






The actual, physical cookbook  is here! It will encompass both ebook cookbooks one and two with just as many new recipes. See the “Ultimate Simple Healthy Fresh Cookbook” page under the slide out menu to the left and click the cookbook’s picture on the right, it will take you to paypal. I believe you can pay via paypal or credit card there. If you would like to order outside the U.S., there will be additional shipping charges, per http://www.usps.gov rates.

Since the actual physical hardback copies are available, please consider buying one for the low-income person in your life.  The cookbooks are full of economic information, healthy food hints and tips, all the recipes are low-carb and low-salt but savory or sweet but all good for you!

Thank you to the following for digging deep and donating to the gofundme fundraiser to get the cookbook published:

Dean Johnson, Pattie Olson, Patsy Cecil, Dana Richman, Ryan Davenport, Jerry Elizondo, Joseph Luther, Gena Hedgepeth, Christina Schanda, Ken Shaw, Julie Beckstein and Deb Stetser plus myself.



Interview with Brick ONeil

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
l grew up in America’s heartland, the midwestern United States, earning a Bachelors of Arts in Religious Studies then moving to the southern United States for my Masters in Human Resources. The midwestern United States has good, old fashioned values, family means everything and the food is fresh. People were open and honest with their emotions, so there were a lot of raw emotions for a young writer-in-training to absorb, which comes in handy with my Novels. You can see that in alot of the characters from “The Rose Petal Wine Mystery Murders”.Fresh foods were always available at Mom’s table growing up, so that certainly influenced my cooking, in addition to health issues as an adult, that forced me to learn how to shop, cook and prepare fresh, natural foods, as close to natural and whole as possible. Mom was always shopping for fresh vegetables, such as carrots, onions, celery, bell peppers, and potatoes. Lord love a duck, she certainly loved her potatoes and gravy! At almost every meal and twice on Sundays.I moved around a lot after high school, living in, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas for some time before settling in the Pacific Northwestern coast, in the Emerald City, Seattle. I was able to experience alot more out of life than I would have, staying in the same small home town I grew up in.

Read some of the 5-star reviews of “The Rose Petal Wine Murder Mysteries”:

starstarstarstarstar 5.0 out of 5 stars Very Talented and Enjoyable

By Tyler 

Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
This review is from: Aside of Murder (Rose Petal Wine Murder Mysteries) (Kindle Edition)

Aside of Murder was a very well written and talented work. First in awhile that held my attention.It intrigued me to follow the charactors and the well rounded details of a great story.


Stetson says:

starstarstarstarstar It is INDEED a VERY GOOD BOOK! I have read it TWICE now and I was wanting MORE!! MORE!!! MORE!! at the end! Brick is a VERY TALENTED writer, so order your copy today and dont miss out on this great book destined for big things to come!!

One of the best reviews:

Review by:Karen Graham on July 06, 2012 : starstarstarstarstar
From the moment I began to read, I caught the flavor of an old timey detective movie set in today’s time period– you know, the seedy side of town with it’s disreputable characters. Brick paints the seedy underbelly of both lower and upper society as he introduces various of complex characters, each with their own unique personalities; especially one you’ll love to hate; Gerald. The story then introduces a change of venue as a whole new set of characters are introduced–as different from the seedier side of life as you can get. As the story unfolds you’re exposed to two different worlds about to violently collide. The story descriptions don’t leave you wanting, but the plot will keep you guessing as it carries you along to a very surprising, but satisfying, conclusion. I love a story that presents a challenge to figure out. If you do, too, you’ll be happy with this novel.

Check out the Novel series page, self-titled over on the left, with the first, second and third books on their own pages.  There are descriptions, explanations, inside information! 

The “Simple, Healthy, Fresh” Cookbook series has had glowing 5-star reviews as well:

starstarstarstarstar 5.0 out of 5 stars Mmmm, healty recipies!
Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase
As someone who loves eating well, meaning whole healthy organic foods and delicious spices, I like finding new cooking ideas to add to my tried and true favorites. I liked this book for many reasons. One, was that it identified spices to use with differing kinds of cuisine (good for if you’re like me and like to play sous chef more than follow precise instructions) and two, for the varieties of recipes. My favorite was the Top Sirloin with a reduced red wine glaze. Can’t wait to try the three-meat meatloaf, too!

 A second satisfied reader:


starstarstarstarstar 5.0 out of 5 stars Lives up to it’s name
Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase
Simple, Healthy, Fresh. This cookbook is all those things. Nice little book with plenty of variety to choose from. Enjoy!
The cookbook series has it’s own landing page as well, with subsequent pages for each cookbook and information on my flavored peppers that I feature throughout the cookbooks. As you know, my recipes and way of cooking is low-carb and low-salt! I’ve been salt-free for over 25 years and have not missed it.  


Brick ONeil

Author, Cook, Writer, M.S., CRC

Open to Writing Jobs, contract or freelance. Articles and Blogs: $.50/word, Research and Spreadsheets: $25/hr. See profile for clips, novels, education and so forth. On my profile are my articles.  There were many clients that required confidentiality rules, so that work is not listed or linked.  Which is unfortunate, as that would triple the work I could show on my business profile. 

Feel free to stay awhile, poke around.

To Contact or for orders to Brick ONeil:


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Text: 206-276-5746

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Twitter: @brickoneil

Yahoo Instant Messenger: cwbybrick


  1. Hi Brick,

    Thanks for the follow and for putting me on your blogroll. I’m honored. I’ll be sure to poke around here, and follow you too!


    Dina Leah

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