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New book!

We’ve been tussling over the title of my next book for Bantam, but I’m happy to say I now have both a title and a date!  Look for THE ALL YOU CAN DREAM BUFFET in May 2014. It’s the story of four food bloggers who meet at a lavender farm and discover …well, you’ll just […]

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June 11, 2013

RITA Award Hall of Fame Edition

Some of you have seen the news elsewhere, but it did seem there should be an official announcement.  How To Bake A Perfect Life won the RITA from Romance Writers of America last week, a third win in its category. That means, my friends, that I was inducted into the Romance Writers Hall of Fame.  It […]

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August 5, 2012

Massive Book Signing in Anaheim

    I’ll be signing copies of The Garden of Happy Endings, The Sleeping Night, and possibly How To Bake A Perfect Life (which is up for a RITA this year!) in Anaheim next week at the GIANT literacy event staged by Romance Writers of America every year. The event will be held on Wed., July 25, from 5-8 p.m. at […]

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July 16, 2012

The Garden of Happy Endings is now available!

It seems like it’s been a long wait for this novel about sisters, second chances, and a community garden, but it is finally here.  Read more about it here:

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April 22, 2012

How to Bake a Perfect Life a RITA finalist!

I’m delighted to announce that my book, How to Bake a Perfect Life, is a RITA finalist for 2012.  The winners will be announced July 28, 2012 in Anaheim, California.  Read more about it:

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April 22, 2012

Release day!

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 and other formats.

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December 21, 2010

A sweet pair of reviews

“O’Neal’s third novel is, like its predecessors (The Lost Recipe for Happiness, 2008; The Secret of Everything, 2010), a dramatic, emotional story with honest characters and a warm heart at its center.” At and the Huffington Post, a beauty of a review:

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December 20, 2010

Giveaway #1: sourdough crock and starter from King Arthur Flour

How to Bake a Perfect Life will be in stores in 4 short days (Tuesday!), and in honor of that date, I’m going to start giving things away. This is the first one, a sourdough crock and either fresh or dried (you choose) starter from King Arthur flour.  To win, just post to the comments […]

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December 17, 2010

Starred review from Library Journal

This made me very happy indeed! Library Journal (Starred review) O’Neal, Barbara. How To Bake a Perfect Life. Bantam. Dec. 2010. 398p. ISBN 9780553386776. pap. $15. “Forty-year-old bread maker Ramona Gallagher owns a boulangerie in Colorado Springs, though independence from her restaurateur family members has put a crimp in her financial well-being and in their […]

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December 10, 2010

How to Shake Up Your Life*

Three years ago, we lost Leo, the liveliest cat on the planet, to a fox.  He was eleven. He went the way he lived, and as much as I miss him, I know it was a death of honor for him. Then we lost Sasha to old age in January.   Which left us with Esmerelda, […]

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October 12, 2010
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