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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.

Before and Again is a story of vital relationships — mothers and daughters, spouses and siblings, true companions and fair weather friends — and the courage it takes to make them work.

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What Barbara’s Reading

Gradle Bird

How to describe GRADLE BIRD?  I’ve been trying to come up with the right word since I finished reading the book.  Is it unique?  Touching?  Quirky?  Weird?  Depressing?  Uplifting?  Enlightening? It’s all of the above, [...]

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