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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

Clock Dance

I’m a long-time fan of Anne Tyler, so when I saw that she had a new book out, I was thrilled.  The reviews were wonderful.  “Delightfully zany,” said the Washington Post.  “Inspired grace of her [...]

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This is The Behind-The-Scenes Story of ‘Flirting With Pete’

If you think you’ve read every story I’ve written, you’re wrong. Well, partly wrong. A while back, I wrote a novella, roughly 175 pages, that was deeper, darker, and more daring than anything I’d ever written. At the time, I had a slew of romances under my belt, and had moved into mainstream women's fiction with titles like For My Daughters, which deals with a dying [...]

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