Books & Literary Journals


USA Noir

USA Noir:Barbara’s story, “Crazy for You,” that was published in 2010 in Orange County Noir is included in USA Noir: Best of Akashic’s Noir Series, released November, 2013. The new anthology includes short stories by some of the greats in the suspense field: T. Jefferson Parker, Michael Connelly, Lee Child, Joyce Carol Oates, and more. Details and purchase information ».

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Stories and Poetry

“Rowboat,” Kelp Journal
“Blue Martini,” Literary Hatchet, Issue #32
“Date Night,”PDF Art Inscribed (2022), The Ephrastic Review.
“Hunting Season,” Literary Hatchet, Issue #31
“Pool Fishing,” Literary Hatchet, Issue #30
“51 Winfield,” Literary Hatchet, Issue #29
“Blue Martini,” The Dark City Crime & Mystery Magazine, April 2021
“Doors,” The Literary Hatchet, Issue #28
“Sea Change,” The Literary Hatchet, Issue #28
“One’s Company, Two’s a Crowd,” Writing in Place: Stories from the Pandemic (Mars Street Press)
“Meditation at Laguna Beach,” Broad River Review, Vol. 52
“Pink Aviary,” Rock and a Hard Place
“Making Peanuts in Nevada,” The Literary Hatchet, #27
“Hunting Season,” Serial Magazine
“Future on Mars,” Beach Reads: Adrift, (Third Street Writers)
“Noise,” Shotgun Honey, Vol. 4 Recoil, (Down & Out Books)
“Pool Fishing,” Crossing Borders, (Down & Out Books)
“Hunting Season,” Paradigm Shifts, (Cold Dog Press)
“Message in a Bottle,” The Big Click
“Crazy for You,” USA Noir: Best of the Akashic Noir Series
“Crazy for You,” Orange County Noir, (Akashic)
“Quickening,” The Oyez Review (Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL)