Here is a collection of award-winning articles and short stories that range from poignant to profound, from fanciful to informational. Articles are a potpourri that includes something for everyone: gem lore, holiday traditions and legends, humor, memoirs, and pieces on such diverse topics as mustard and pralines to California and Aphrodite. Short stories encompass tales of love, murder, misadventure, humorous escapades, and encounters with the rich and famous. Written in a highly readable style from this prolific, much-honored writer, these pieces will inspire, intrigue, and entertain.
Born in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, Barbara’s exploits have transported her to ports foreign and domestic. Her careers have included actress, playwright, songwriter, jewelry designer, artist, member of the Merchant Marine, and university instructor. Barbara has received over 200 awards for her articles, stories, poetry, humor, and her novel. Thirty-six of her plays, from one minute to ninety minutes, have been produced in New York City, where two were nominated for “Best of Previous Season.” Her books include two collections of poetry and light verse, Terse Verse and Demi Verse; a collection of articles, stories, and humor, Savories; and a novel, Egrets to the Flames.