Barbara Samuel (also known as Barbara O’Neal) is the bestselling author of more than 40 books. In 2012, she was inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall Of Fame, and she has won seven RITA awards. Whether set in the turbulent past or the even more challenging present, Barbara’s books feature strong women, families, dogs, food, and adventure—whether on the road or toward the heart. She blogs at A Writer Afoot , Reinventing Fabulous, and The Goddess blogs, and features mini blogs on her popular Facebook page. Barbara is very active writing new books and converting her backlist into eBooks. Look for her next book, When We Believed in Mermaids, on July 16.