Barbara Samuel

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Barbara Samuel (O’Neal) is an American popular fiction novelist who has published more than two dozen books which have been published in many languages and countries around the world. She has won the Colorado Center for the Book Award twice and Library Journal’s Best Books of the Year, and seven times taken the highly prestigious RITA award from Romance Writers of America. She was inducted into the RWA Hall of Fame in 2012. Her novel, The Lost Recipe for Happiness, went back to press eight times, and How To Bake A Perfect Life was a Target Book Club Pick in 2011. She currently writes new adult novels and women’s fiction, and teaches workshops around the world.  Barbara lives in Colorado Springs with her partner, a British endurance athlete who vows he’ll never lose his accent.