2017 was a year of big changes, from moving, divorce, settling in a new apartment and new town, plus writing and publishing two new books. The year started out stressful and heart-wrenching--a move across multiple counties 130 miles away, single-handedly unpacking a moving van (that took me two weeks to recover), not getting out of … Continue reading Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018!
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
Ok fellow Smashwords writers, what word-compatible program have you found that uploads successfully? My MS Word corrupted 3 yrs ago and would not reload on my pc; the MS word online does not save in the correct format and ofc 365 charges to be used. Need a free download, word-compatible program that saves in the … Continue reading Tech Tuesday: Compatible Microsoft Word Program
Welcome to 2014 ladies and gentlemen. The past years have brought posts on eating healthy, exercising, joining new communities, starting new hobbies, making friends and so forth. Periodically, throughout the year, there have been posts reminding you about keeping on track with your resolutions. No one responds, so I have no idea if you all … Continue reading Resolutions 2014
Happy Pre-Thanksgiving from BrickONeil.com 2012! This was taken at the 2009 Washington State Fair, their produce exhibit. Imagine all that pumpkin pie those would make. This year has been quite a ride but aren't they all? This year saw me republish my debut Novel, Aside of Murder, adding new characters and scenes. I published … Continue reading Humpday Pic and Happy Thanksgiving
Absolutely stunning news. Borders is closing, forever. Even if it is expected, as I'd been blogging about their financial troubles for hears across my different book blogs over the years. Frankly, i'm surprised they hung on this long. Borders has long been a favorite bookseller of mine. Each city I moved to I would first … Continue reading Belated Borders
> By MATT VOLZ, Associated Press – Wed Apr 20, 7:13 pm ET HELENA, Mont. – The family friend of Greg Mortenson who has stepped in to run the Central Asia Institute while the "Three Cups of Tea" co-author is hospitalized promised Wednesday "full transparency" into how the charity's finances are managed. Mortenson has been hospitalized in Bozeman and is awaiting … Continue reading ‘Three Cups’ Update: More transparent than cling wrap