In high school, Barbara wrote a weekly column for her Southern Missouri
hometown newspaper. Later, teaching adolescent boys, she put writing on hold.
She acted in melodrama for stress relief. As a marketing specialist for IBM, she
developed high tech materials for artificial intelligence and multimedia
technologies. Creation of these materials really honed her fiction-writing skills.
Besides living in Kansas, Missouri, Florida and North Carolina, she has lived in
Mexico City, LaPaz (Bolivia) and Buenos Aires. She currently lives with her
husband and two cats in the heart of Silicon Valley
Barbara earned a Master's degree in Spanish and Linguistics from Kansas State
University and a Master's degree in Library and Information Science from
Barbara is serving as 2005 President of the Silicon Valley Chapter of Romance
Writers of America (RWA).