About Barbara’s Writing

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

She writes about the universal search
for authenticity, wholeness, and connection.

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

MORE THAN SHE KNEW (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 has always defined herself by her intellect. Now she wants more.

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 provide:

Her essays on the craft of fiction appear on well-known online resources for writers: