In a nutshell: Barbara A. Barnett is a writer, musician, orchestra librarian, Odyssey Writing Workshop graduate, coffee addict, wine lover, and all-around geek.
In a much bigger nutshell: Barbara A. Barnett is an avid rejection letter collector—or, what is more popularly known as a writer. Her short fiction, which ranges from dark to wacky and whimsical, has appeared in publications such as Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, Daily Science Fiction, and Flash Fiction Online. She is a graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop, currently serves as managing editor of the workshop’s blog, and has also been Resident Supervisor for The Never-Ending Odyssey (TNEO) workshop.
Barbara earned her Bachelor of Arts in music (vocal performance) and English literature from the University of Maryland and her Masters in Library and Information Science from Rutgers University. She has spent most of her non-writing professional life working for performing arts organizations, from grant writing and database management for opera and theater companies to her current job as an orchestra librarian.
When not hunched over a keyboard or otherwise earning a paycheck, Barbara enjoys singing, theater, playing piano, occasionally dusting off her clarinet, obsessively organizing things, imbibing large amounts of coffee and wine (though not at the same time), mocking bad movies, and bursting into maniacal monologues.
Barbara lurks about the Philadelphia area, where she lives with her husband and a pantless stuffed monkey named Super Great.