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A Bit About Me

Barbara was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico and has lived in Phoenix for over 40 years. Self-proclaimed “Sun Birds,” she and her husband have a summer home in Minnesota to escape the desert heat. Barbara was inspired to write her Lonnie the Loon picture book series while fishing in the lake country of Northern Minnesota. This is where she also fell in love with the Trumpeter Swans of Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge and has published her first picture book about the swans. Not wanting to exclude wildlife found in Arizona, she wrote a series of picture books about Quincy the Quail and his family.

A retired teacher, Barbara has taught a variety of subjects to students from middle school through post-secondary. Barbara enjoys visiting classrooms to read her books as a guest author and present lessons on writing.

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