We are working on a new title for my next book. I’m nearly finished with the copy edits, and cover discussions have begun. That means it’s time for me to think about what’s next.
I’ve started working on ideas for new books. This is–by far–the most enjoyable stage of the process until I have [...]
Ambling around the internet this morning, I found this challenge from Book Chick City:
Since I’m often setting goals like “go to the gym seven hundred times a week,” the idea of reading a hundred books of FICTION in a year sounds like a dream. I bet you read that much most of the [...]
Double Delight is the name. The petals are photo-sensitive and the blossoms are highly fragrant and smell heavily of oranges. Ordinary and yet, so not. As is often the case with roses, and many other things.
This is what can be fun about the shift in the way books come to market. A Bed of Spices was my first historical. It’s a dark, wildly romantic Romeo and Juliet tale, and I loved it madly. It was, however, set in an unusual location, and it did not sell all that [...]
HOW TO BAKE A PERFECT LIFE
by Barbara O’Neal
Available TODAY in trade paperback from your local retailer, or these on-line venues
Also available as an ebook for Kindle, and Nook [...]
First: we’re working behind the scenes on the Barbara O’Neal and Barbara Samuel webpages, which should be up early next week. Lots of new features, better navigation…and of course, contests will be kicking off with the release of How to Bake a Perfect Life, coming December 21. Stay tuned!
Every year, I promise [...]
from Publisher’s Weekly
How to Bake a Perfect Life
Barbara O’Neal, Bantam, $15 trade paper (416p) ISBN 978-0-553-38677-6
The Rita Award–winning author (as Barbara Samuel) of The Lost Recipe for Happiness returns with the absorbing story of Ramona Gallagher, a 40-year-old woman whose joy in running a bakery in Colorado Springs helps her [...]
MAYBE THIS TIME Jennifer Crusie St Martin’s Press ISBN 978-0-312-30378-5
It has been six years since Jennifer Crusie has written a solo novel. Friends, it was worth the wait. Maybe This Time, published by St. Martin’s Press on August 30th, is her best book yet. It’s also another step in her long, interesting career, [...]
A BED OF SPICES is a wildly romantic tale of forbidden love set in the turbulent middle ages. Solomon and Rica meet by chance at the herbalist’s cottage and fall deeply in love despite the divisions of religion, class, and expectations — but how can they possibly find a happy ending with so [...]
I’m at the beginning of a new book. This is probably my favorite part of writing—every possibility exists. There is a freshness to the material, a scent of dew and dawn filling my work hours. There is always the chance that this time I will have matured enough, learned enough, that I will be [...]