- Barbara is delighted to
announce that her latest book, A DANGEROUS FICTION, has been
acquired by Viking and Penguin Press, and will be published in
July, 2013, She is hard at work on a sequel.
- HINDSIGHT, ROWING IN EDEN,
and SUSPICION have been released as ebooks for the first time,
thanks to Simon & Schuster. The books can be ordered now at
Amazon or B&N or your favorite indie
- Film rights to HINDSIGHT
have just been optioned, and a screenplay is currently being
- Barbara's online school of
writing, www.nextlevelworkshop.com, now includes three
different on-line workshops, including the latest addition, "One
Good Scene." The 2012 ONE GOOD SCENE workshop has just
concluded. (See comments from students.) The next
workshop offered will be REVISING FICTION in 2013 (date to be
announced). Class size is strictly limited and lately the
classes have been filling up from a waiting list; so writers
interested in applying should contact Barbara as early as
possible to get on her email
- For writers with a book to
sell, Barbara is currently developing a new online workshop
called "Submitting Your Work." The lecture draws on her career as
an agent and editor as well as a writer, with discussions to
include the knotty subject of publishing vs. self-publishing.
Participants will submit the same material as they would to an
agent: a query letter, synopsis, and the opening five pages of
their book-and receive feedback from classmates as well as from
Barbara. Keep an eye on this site for further announcements; and
if you'd like more information on this or any other "Next Level"
course, email Barbara.