AUTHOR OF TWO 5-STAR RATED SERIES, “THE ROSE PETAL WINE MURDER MYSTERIES” AND “SIMPLE ,HEALTHY FRESH”
Here you will find everything I’m involved in, news, reviews and so on!
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 I’m involved with!
GOFUNDME fundraiser for the “Ultimate Simple, Healthy, Fresh Cookbook” Widget on the right!
What has taken up time lately? Been busy working on my “Ultimate Simple Healthy Fresh Cookbook”, gathering and writing recipes from the two ebook cookbooks in the same name series, writing the introduction then creating, marketing, publicizing the crowdfunding website fundraiser on gofundme, Ultimate Simple, Healthy, Fresh Cookbook by Brick ONeil – GoFundMe (see the gofundme widget on right).
It’s been eye-opening how difficult it is to actually get people to donate to getting the cookbook published! Lots of people say ‘tell me when it’s ready to buy’, not realizing that if funds are not raised, it will not be published. Publishing a cookbook is not cheap: for the first run of 50 copies, it will cost $2000, for a hardcover, full color cookbook.
Then I will have to charge $50 for each cookbook–it sounds expensive and it is, but the cookbook will be nearly 400 pages with over 200 recipes. That is time consuming, each with a color picture of the recipes, which publishers and book printing companies charge out the nose to create. When there are actual physical hardback copies available, please consider buying one for the low-income person in your life. The cookbooks are full of economic buying information, healthy food hints and tips, all the recipes are low-carb and low-salt but savory or sweet but all good for you!
There needs to be at least a small amount of income generated for each sale to have another run of 50 cookbooks printed with the end goal of getting the attention of some major backer, publisher, agent, advertiser, broadcast/cable channel or chef to help publicize the cookbook.
My target market is low-income households that have health issues, such as I am. I’ve been on SSDI for over ten years and, as you know from my biography, I have kidney and heart failure, high blood pressure-blood sugar-cholesterol stemming from immunosuppressants and other medications i must take. So I know what I’m talking about with this low-carb, low-salt cookbook geared towards low-income families.
So when you see the ad for the gofundme cookbook fundraiser, please donate $10, $20 or whatever you can afford; share the post/ad with your friends because even if you don’t cook or like books, you may know someone that is looking for inexpensive, healthy foods they can make. You can see the ads on facebook, google plus, tumblr, twitter, stumbleupon, pinterest, linkedin, so please share and donate what you can!
Thank you in advance!
INTERVIEW WITH SMASHWORDS!
Interview with Brick ONeil
Read some of the 5-star reviews of “The Rose Petal Wine Murder Mysteries”:
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: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 :
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:
A second satisfied reader:
MORE ABOUT BRICK ONEIL
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, living in, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas for some time before settling in the Pacific Northwestern coast, in the Emerald City, Seattle.
I’ve been a Professional Writer since 2001, after my kidneys failed and had to find another way to fill my time. Like any other Writer, I started small, writing a 4-article spread on Gay Dating for a friend’s website. From that, it expanded to articles, spreadsheets, ghost writing for a wide range of clients, even writing for those dreaded article mill and term paper sites! We’ve all been there.
Soon I had developed clients in health, fitness, real estate, disease, disability, technology and food with my writing business, Lione Services. Other services offered were Articles: Feature, Straight-News, As Told To, Small, Web Content, How-To, Fillers , Copywriting, Ghostwriting Marketing Packets, Proposals and Grants. Unfortunately, the non-recession hit; suddenly, there were thousands upon thousands of other ‘freelance writers’ on the market, willing to write for pennies a word. I could no longer compete, for clients wanted cheap writing versus quality. So I closed the writing business and solely concentrated on my novels, books and biography.
Books include my Novel Series, “The Rose Petal Wine Murder Mysteries”, Aside of Murder”, “The Bamboo Killer” with book 3 coming out Published two short story books, “Unrelated: A Selection of Short Stories” and “Triad: Fates, Furies and Graces”, and cookbook series, “Simple, Healthy, Fresh” books 1.0 and 2.0, all available now on major ebook retailers, see each individual page on the left for descriptions and links to online ebook retailers.
TO VIEW ALL MY ARTICLES AND BUSINESS INFORMATION, PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINKEDIN PROFILE:
Author, Cook, Writer, M.S., CRC