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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

Win a Nook or a Kindle before Christmas!

A chance to win a Nook or Kindle before Christmas I’m giving away one Nook and one Kindle this Christmas season. All you have to do to be eligible is join my mailing list. Go here: https://www.facebook.com/barbarasamueloneal?sk=app_4949752878

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December 7, 2011

The simple pleasure of tea

A reader wrote to me recently with these comments:   I just finished another of your books and I really enjoy them……In your stories the women drink a variety of teas…..I’d like to find a good breakfast tea to replace coffee in the morning, is there one that you would recommend? So many choices on the shelves its […]

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August 30, 2011

Posting at The Lipstick Chronicles

  If you only read my blog here, you would think I had disappeared into the far reaches of Tasmania, but in fact, dear readers, I have been blogging twice a month at The Lipstick Chronicles, with a group of very entertaining and interesting women writers.  I am posting there the first and third Friday […]

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July 21, 2011

Ramona’s Sunshine Fruit and Honey Bread

(A recipe from How to Bake a Perfect Life. ) These are actual texts from my sister a few days ago: Feb 5, 2011 7:13 pm Making sunshine fruit and honey bread 🙂 Feb 6, 2011 12:36 pm OMG OMG OMG. That bread is soooooo good I could prolly eat the whole thing!!! Feb. 7, […]

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February 9, 2011

The delights of British food

The Brits get a bad name over food, but I’m here to say there is a lot that’s lovely about British cooking. Saveur Magazine has a feature today on their website about British Pub Food.  I receive their emails and clicked right through to find this lovely menu: Welsh Rabbit, which I thought for years was […]

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January 26, 2011

A custom-made apron prize

My publisher had a few of these aprons made for How to Bake a Perfect Life. You can win one of them (autographed if you like) by simply posting a response here on this page (or on Facebook).

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January 19, 2011

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


Sorry to be absent so much lately.  I’m working hard on the 2011 book.  It’s the most ambitious I’ve undertaken so far, and requires all my writing huevos to get it on the page.  I did write a post on setting for Writer Unboxed yesterday, and it has generated some excellent discussion.  Please join in. IN OTHER […]

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March 25, 2010
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