Cozy Mysteries as Masturbatory Fantasy


There's been a trend in Cozy Mysteries the past five or so years that are converting a once believable genre into an ignorant masturbatory fantasy by and for women. Totally understandable, in the reality of life these days, but the genre has been polluted. No where in real life would a Sheriff, City Police or … Continue reading Cozy Mysteries as Masturbatory Fantasy

Smashwords Stats Week 2


Week two of the Smashwords July Sales Event is over and my free ebook giveaway stats are coming up. Week two stats: Never Trust the Moon has taken over as number one, with Country Tried Chicken taking second place. Blue Moor has tied with Aside of Murder and The Bamboo Killer for third place. For … Continue reading Smashwords Stats Week 2

All My Books Are Free On Smashwords in July!


Smashwords, the site I publish all my ebooks, is having their annual Free July Event where Authors can offer their books for free, a sort of 'Christmas in July' event.  All my ebooks, from the cookbooks, the mystery books, the paranormal and romance books are all free during July. This is only on Smashwords but … Continue reading All My Books Are Free On Smashwords in July!

Top Ten Free EBooks from Yesterday And Today


Since 2017 is the year of New Beginnings, brickoneil.com is re-starting the Top Ten Free EBooks. I have no idea if anyone was reading and downloading the 30 books I posted, but the lists made me happy that maybe someone, somewhere, was reading free books to pass the time. I know when I was on … Continue reading Top Ten Free EBooks from Yesterday And Today

Hello 2016, Goodbye 2015


Before we say great big hello to 2016, we must bid goodbye to 2015. 2015 was a pretty good year here at chez ONeil. I published four ebooks, remade covers on four more, didn't have any new surgeries or procedures and I got married! I updated the cover on the cookbook I published the year … Continue reading Hello 2016, Goodbye 2015

On a Writing Kick


Since I've been on a writing kick this summer and into fall, having written Never Trust The Moon and Under The Woodlands, in addition to reformatting and publishing the Introduction to Simple Healthy Fresh with Bonus How to Cook Simple Healthy Fresh, I've been tackling the long awaited third novel in the Rose Petal Wine … Continue reading On a Writing Kick

Staying On Track When Writing


Currently I'm working on my third novel in my Rose Petal Wine Murder Mysteries but get stuck on plot points or a character's actions, whether to place a meeting in China or St. Louis. During those times, I step away from that book and work on something else for a while, which is why I … Continue reading Staying On Track When Writing

Wertfrei Wednesday: Downside of Independent Writing


When someone wants to write a book, they almost always dream of big publishing houses, big advances and big crowds awash with anticipation at their book openings.  After a few months of research, reality comes crashing down on their poor little heads. The reality is, big publishing houses really only want you after you're a big … Continue reading Wertfrei Wednesday: Downside of Independent Writing

Top Ten EBooks from Yesterday and Today week ending 12/12/2014


Each Friday I bring you the three top ten ebook lists for a total of 30 FREE ebooks! I bring you the actual free ebooks, not just free previews. If you enjoy this list each week or any post, please donate via the paypal button to keep the website up or purchase one of my … Continue reading Top Ten EBooks from Yesterday and Today week ending 12/12/2014

Top Ten EBooks from Yesterday and Today week ending 11/21/2014


Each Friday I bring you the three top ten ebook lists for a total of 30 FREE ebooks! I bring you the actual free ebooks, not just free previews. If you enjoy this list each week or any post, please donate via the paypal button to keep the website up or purchase one of my … Continue reading Top Ten EBooks from Yesterday and Today week ending 11/21/2014