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Jill O'Connor

  • Cake, I Love You: Decadent, Delectable, and Do-able Recipes
    • Categories: Beginners & how-to; Cakes; Dessert
    • ISBN: 9781452153803 Hardcover (United States) 5/23/2017
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  • Easter Treats: Recipes And Crafts For The Whole Family
    • Categories: Dessert; Easter / Lent
    • ISBN: 9780811823845 Paperback (United States) 2/17/2000
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  • Phyllo: Easy Recipes for Sweet and Savory Treats
    • Categories: Baking; Dessert
    • ISBN: 9780811810197 Paperback (United States) 9/26/1996
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  • Simple French Desserts
    • Categories: Dessert; French
    • ISBN: 9780811819039 Paperback (United States) 3/16/2000
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  • Sticky Chewy Messy Gooey Treats for Kids
    • Categories: Children and baby food
    • ISBN: 9780811867825 Hardcover (United States) 1/12/2010
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  • Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey: Desserts for the Serious Sweet Tooth
    • Categories: Dessert
    • ISBN: 9780811855662 Hardcover (United States) 9/12/2007
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  • Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey: Desserts for the Serious Sweet Tooth
    • Categories: General courses
    • ISBN: 9780811872744 eBook (United States) 7/1/2010
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  • Sweet Nothings: Over 50 Luscious, Low Fat, Low Calorie Desserts
    • Categories: Dessert; Low fat; Low calorie
    • ISBN: 9780811802895 Paperback (United States) 6/24/1993
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  • Sweet Nothings: Over 50 Luscious, Low Fat, Low Calorie Desserts
    • Categories: Dessert; Low fat; Low calorie
    • ISBN: 9780811891516 Paperback (United States) 6/24/1993
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Biography

Jill O’Connor is the author of five books published by Chronicle Books. They include Sweet Nothings, Phyllo, Easter Treats, Simple French Desserts, and Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey: Desserts for the Serious Sweet Tooth. Ms. O’Connor was born and raised in San Jose, California and later attended Santa Clara University, graduating in 1983 with a B.A. in English. After moving to London, England with her husband, naval officer Jim O’Connor, in 1986, she attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School. She later honed her pastry skills at The International Pastry Arts Center in New York, studying with former White House pastry Chef Albert Kumin. While living in London, Ms. O’Connor worked as a Director’s Chef for Grey Advertising Agency, where she was instrumental in upgrading the standard of their catering, while at the same time developing a deep affection for traditional British cookery. On her return to the California, she became the pastry chef for the world-renowned Golden Door Spa, one of first, and best, fitness spas in the United States. At the Golden Door, Ms. O’Connor developed her food styling techniques for recipes featured in House Beautiful, Bon Appetit, and Food and Wine magazines. These techniques came in handy when she did the food styling herself for her first book, Sweet Nothings, a book featuring delicious but low-fat and low-calorie desserts. Ms. O’Connor left the professional kitchen to concentrate on writing, traveling the world with her husband, and raising their two daughters, 14-year-old Olivia and 6-year-old Sophia. Ms. O’Connor and her family have lived in England, Japan, Hawaii, the Pacific Northwest, and Newport, Rhode Island, before settling (for now!) in Coronado, California.