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

Help a Family from the Nepal Earthquake


brickoneil.com, Simple Healthy Fresh Cookbooks and Rose Petal Wine Murder Mysteries are raising $1000 to get a ShelterBox to a ‪#‎NepalEarthquake‬ family in need. Safe, secure donation, Shelterbox includes tent, cooking stove, utensils and more http://www.kintera.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=1079124&supId=422509058&extSiteType=1 When a disaster occurs, we watch the news and wish we could help. We CAN help! About every two … Continue reading Help a Family from the Nepal Earthquake

No Monday Book Review


  Apologies for no Monday Book Review.  The past week I've been working on marketing the Cookbook, making changes to this website and writing the third novel in the Rose Petal Wine Murder Mysteries Series.  Made changes to my facebook pages, my personal one is closed but the two book series pages are open to … Continue reading No Monday Book Review

It’s official: I’m a student again.


 The Seattle central College campus.The tuition has been paid, so it's official: I'm a student at Seattle Central Community College in Web Development!After a few weeks of miscommunication, the community college finally applied the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation's payment voucher to my tuition.  I'll be getting a voucher for the books and supplies so it's … Continue reading It’s official: I’m a student again.

Lots going on


Been a busy Winter/Spring around Lione Services and myself, both personally and professionally. Personally, I over-exercised in 2010-11, damaging my knee with "Runners Knee".  It's been a year of physical therapy, some not so good. Recently I had water drained off my knee and had a cortisone shot that both did wonders. I ordered a … Continue reading Lots going on