Barbara has published fiction and non-fiction for adults and several books for children, including the award-winning picture book Charlie Anderson. She teaches in the Writers’ Program at UCLA Extension where she received the Outstanding Instructor Award and the Distinguished Instructor Award. She also conducts workshops for The Wellness Community, a nationwide organization for people with cancer. Writing Time, the website she started with her daughter, Brooke, featuring weekly posts for writers, was chosen by Writer’s Digest as one of the 101 Best Writing Websites. Barbara’s latest work is A Year of Writing Dangerously: 365 Days of Inspiration and Encouragement—a guide for beginning and veteran writers that Poets & Writers named one of the “Best Books for Writers” upon its publication.