About Barbara’s Writing

Barbara’s writing touches both mind and heart,
helping us understand what it means to be human.

Her forthcoming novels portray women on a journey to wholeness.
In both books, art helps to open that path.

QUEEN OF THE OWLS (April 2020):

A chance meeting with a charismatic photographer will forever change Elizabeth’s life.

Until she met Richard, Elizabeth’s relationship with Georgia O’Keeffe and her little-known Hawaii paintings was purely academic. Now, it feels personal. When Richard reawakens an awareness in Elizabeth that’s haunted her since she was a child—the truth that cerebral knowledge will never be enough—Elizabeth takes a step she never imagined, and her life begins to unravel.

Elizabeth must ask herself: How much will she risk to be truly seen and understood?

THE SOUND OF ONE HAND (October 2020):

When a classical pianist’s now-or-never opportunity is threatened by a hereditary disease that’s making her fingers cramp and curl, her quest for a cure leads her back to the birth family she’s never been able to forgive—and the country-and-western sister she’s never known.

Susannah must come to the edge of silence before she can understand that music is a way of giving love, not a way of getting it.

Her nonfiction publications include:

Barbara’s blogs on the craft of writing:

Her essays have appeared on many well-known sites for writers such as Jane Friedman, Writer Unboxed, and Women Writers, Women’s Books. Her essays address a wide range of topics—from choosing a publicist and working with “beta readers” to character “relatability,” story coherence, and what makes us love a novel.

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