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!

2018 First Quarter Almost Over


2018's first quarter is almost over, we have one week to examine our resolutions, determine where we are and what or if our goals are the same or have changed. Taking stock of our lives is a great way to find out our happiness, health and truth. With one week to go for the first … Continue reading 2018 First Quarter Almost Over

Happy February!


We made it through the long year of January. Honestly, did January feel like it dragged for months to anyone else? February is finally here, the shortest month to slog through. Hat tip to everyone dealing with the cold and snow of Winter. My little Island in the corner of the world has had marvelous … Continue reading Happy February!

15 Pounds Lost with my #SimpleHealthyFresh Cookbook Series


During the past few years, I've had some stress to deal with-an unhappy marriage, multiple health issues, moving twice, having to give up my cats and so forth. Like most people I dealt with the stress by eating comfort foods and over eating. Since I've lost height as well (going from 5'9" to 5'7"), I … Continue reading 15 Pounds Lost with my #SimpleHealthyFresh Cookbook Series

2016 Thanksgiving Dinner from Simple Healthy Fresh


Happy Thanksgiving from Simple Healthy Fresh and brickoneil.com Here are the recipes from the Cookbook Series for you and your family! Don't forget the healthy Thanksgiving Breakfast. FRITTATA: Zucchini/yellow squash frittata  with mushrooms, tomatoes and cheddar Heat oven to 350, oil a baking dish. 1 ea. med. zucchini and yellow squash, sliced 2 oz. button … Continue reading 2016 Thanksgiving Dinner from Simple Healthy Fresh

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

1/2-1 Plain Chocolate Cake


Created a Simple Chocolate Cake after looking through all my cookbooks and not finding a simple, plain chocolate cake recipe. Simple Recipe, Simple Measurements, Simple Ingredients. 1/2-1 Plain Chocolate Cake cream: 1/2 cup butter (one stick-softened in micro for 20 sec) 1 cup sugar. blend in: 2 eggs (throws off the 1/2-1 but 1 is … Continue reading 1/2-1 Plain Chocolate Cake

Monday Book Review: Soups and Stews


Soups and Stews: Simply Delicious Recipes by Fog City Press From the inside cover: A bowlful that Satisfies For so many of us, soups--and their heartier cousins, stews--are the ideal comfort food, always counted on to soothe and to satisfy.  With this beautiful and wide-ranging collection, you'll be sure to find the ideal bowl of … Continue reading Monday Book Review: Soups and Stews

New Lower Prices on all My EBooks!


This is the Dawn of a New Year and changes for my books. I've decided to follow the example of the best selling authors who have started out as independent authors. New lower prices on my ebooks and some are even free! For now they are only on Smashwords  but will be sent to all other ebook … Continue reading New Lower Prices on all My EBooks!