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About Barbara Longley

While growing up, award winning, Amazon bestselling author Barbara Longley moved frequently, learning early on how to entertain herself with stories. Adulthood didn’t tame her peripatetic ways. She has lived on an Appalachian commune, taught on an Indian reservation, and traveled the country from coast to coast. After having children of her own, she decided to try staying put, choosing Minnesota as her home.


Barbara holds a master’s degree in special education and taught for many years. She enjoys exploring all things mythical, paranormal and everything newsworthy, channeling what she learns into her writing.


Ms. Longley is a longstanding member of Romance Writers of America, (RWA) and Midwest Fiction writers.



THE HIGHLANDER'S FOLLY: National Readers’ Choice Award winner


FAR FROM PERFECT: The Maggie Award for Excellence winner, Holt Medallion winner, Ancient City Romance Heart of Excellence Readers’ Choice winner, National Readers’ Choice finalist, GDRWA Booksellers’ Best finalist


THE DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES: Holt Medallion Award of Merit, Ancient City Romance Heart of Excellence Readers’ Choice winner


TRUE TO THE HIGHLANDER: Winner -Connections 2008 Writing Contest, Golden Quill Finalist


MEMBER: Romance Writers of America Honor Roll of Bestsellers


Named by City Pages – Minneapolis, Saint Paul – “Romance Queen of Saint Paul,” Jan. 2016