Barbara was born and raised in Michigan. Since 1992 she has lived in Oklahoma, Kansas, and Wisconsin. When her youngest child graduated from college, she quit her job to attend school full time.
She achieved a Bachelor degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology, and a master degree in Counseling Psychology. She was awarded the Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year award in 2003.
Barbara is a retired Licensed Professional Counselor and former adjunct professor at the University of Central Oklahoma giving her credibility on the topic of mental health concerns and treatment.
Barbara now lives in sunny Oklahoma with her grumpy, old, husband, and devotes her schedule to volunteering and writing full time.