Barb was born in California, married in Iowa and now resides in Kansas. The years in between were lived in many of the southern states and three years in Japan, as her father was an Air Force pilot. That probably explains why she still loves to travel and explore new places. She has written practically all her life, beginning with journals of family vacations. She is published in poetry, short stories, essays, magazine articles, teacher resource materials and full-length fiction. She has a BS in education and an MA in Communications and has been a secretary, teacher, grant writer and has worked for public television.