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About Barbara

Personal bios are really hard to write for those of us who make a living dramatizing bios for pretend people. Anything I write about me feels totally boring. But it is what it is. So here goes.

I was born and raised in suburban Boston. My mother’s death, when I was eight, was the defining event of a childhood that was otherwise ordinary.

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About Before and Again

Mackenzie Cooper does not want to be who she was — the one who was driving with her eyes on her phone just long enough to cause a deadly accident that cost her everything. In order to survive, she becomes someone new, someone better — until the past returns.

“Delinsky’s novel expertly explores the depths of Maggie’s guilt and redemption, as she learns not only how to find closure from the tragedies of the past but to forge a future in which she can forgive herself. This is a rewarding, emotionally intense novel.”
-Publishers Weekly

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What Barbara’s Reading

The President is Missing

Fun.  That’s the first word that comes to mind when I try to sum up my feeling for The President Is Missing.  Yes, it’s a thriller.  Yes, it’s about national security and modern day perils [...]

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Latest Blog Entry

How to Write Like Delinsky: Five Rules Of Writing

Some things are ingrained from childhood. One of those, for me, is the start of the school year. New clothes, new books, new classes, new rules – I may have outgrown the first three, but the part about rules never leaves. So I start off the 2018-2019 learning year with FIVE Rules of Writing. If you think they’re just for you, think again. I’m heavily into [...]

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