Writing Pieces of Us, has been another one of her accomplishments. Writing was always a cathartic experience for her. She would conjure up stories and poems to express how she felt and how she viewed the world. Over the years, Barbara accumulated several poems and short stories and would often share them with anyone who would listen. After retiring with over 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, she decided it was time to gather a collection of her best poems and self-publish her first book. In 2016, Pieces of Us was published. She has recently transitioned from poetry to writing short stories and is currently working on a book of shorts titled Shattered Pieces. The projected publication date is June 2021.
Barbara holds a M.S. in Information Systems Management and a B.S. in Computer Information Systems, both of which have afforded her the opportunity to become an adjunct professor at one of Oklahoma’s two-year colleges. She currently work as a Computer Scientist for the U.S. Air Force.
About her book
Pieces of Us Poetry and Pearls for the bold, broken, and beautiful, is much more than your typical collection of poetry, each piece is based on a real-life subject in which I eloquently scribed to evoke a heart-to-heart connection with my readers. I take my readers on a vivid journey through joy, pain, triumph, and tragedy. My intent is for my collection to encourage and inspire the bold, broken, and beautiful among us.