Barbara Longley graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education/Human Relations, and holds a Master’s in Ed./SLD from the University of Minnesota. When the integration district where she taught dissolved in 2015, she transitioned into writing full time. Ms. Longley is listed on RWA’s Honor Roll of Bestselling Authors, and her books have garnered many awards, including a Maggie, the Holt Medallion, a National Readers’ Choice, two Heart of Excellence awards, a Bookseller’s Best award, and the Diamond Award for reaching more than a million readers. Barbara creates memorable heroes and heroines who grow into their strength and go on to save the day.
She is a member of Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), Romance Writers of America (RWA), and the Writers Guild of America (WGA).