My pen name is Barbara G.Tarn, a.k.a. Barb, and I'm a writer, sometimes an artist, mostly a world-creator and story-teller of fantasy worlds.
I intend to publish my many stories set on my fictional world of Silvery Earth from 2011 on, starting with the shorter and continuing with the novels, so check back soon!
The graphic novels are available in print and for download (PDF only, unfortunately graphic novels don't come out very well as e-books - yet) - check my blog for info.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Well, I grew up on Planet Earth, moving around the continent called Europe for the first 13 years of my life, then got stuck in that boot-shaped peninsula, since that's where I was born. But I've always felt international - or rootless.
Since I've always felt different, my characters are almost always outsiders and outcasts (sometimes outlaws) - that's how I've felt for most of my life.
I started writing when I came back to my hometown - I hated everything around me and started retreating in my own worlds. And I haven't really come back since.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Okay, I'm a very prolific author, so anyone asking me "how is your book doing/coming along" will get a blank stare from me. I don't remember what book I was talking about with that person, so whoever that is, s/he should remind me which one...
Just check what's new at the bottom of this page, haha! Or follow my blog...
A collection of stories set in the Queendom of Maadre a.k.a. Amazons Country. From the death of Queen Amazonia to shorter stories, meet the only country on Silvery Earth where women rule and men have no voice and no rights. New story: The Public Man – or male prostitutes in the Queendom! Leone thinks he has the best job in the country – until he realizes not everybody likes Public Men…
E' impossibile conoscere la profondità dei sentimenti.
Quando l'ex-ragazza di Gaurishankar sparisce, lui va a salvarla, se non altro per amore del fratello. Ma il pianeta del piacere può essere una trappola e mettersi contro i mercanti di schiavi non è semplice.
Ossessioni e passioni non ricambiate sul pianeta del piacere e oltre nell'ultimo libro di Star Minds.
5 stories of male lovers throughout the history of Silvery Earth. Collection of the novellas "The Death of Queen Amazonia" (1300s), "Saif's Legacy" (1600s) and "Allan de Sayek" (1700s) and the short story "The Lords of War" (from Tales of the Southern Kingdoms vol.2 – 1500s). New story: "The Young King", the first of "More Tales of the Southern Kingdoms" (1400s)
The southern kingdoms are no more, but the Assassins' Guild is still there – honorable men who would never hurt women or children. Saif has been living as a woodcutter for fifteen years, but on his deathbed he calls for his former apprentice, Kilig. Saif's legacy – his son Hakeem – will avenge him, and possibly mend Kilig's broken heart.
Un cuore spezzato apre gli occhi.
Quando Kol-ian viene respinto dal suo "angelo", trova rifugio sull'arretrata Terra. Finché non prova il desiderio di tornare nel circuito galattico e provare la vita degli avventurieri.
Cyborg, mutaforma, telepati senza cuore e due Terrestri a spasso per la Via Lattea molto prima del resto del pianeta blu.
The companion to Star Minds has prequels from different points of view, but also another perspective on the whole series – what really happened to the hybrid called M'aera S'iva.
10 stories of various length in the Star Minds universe.
Two Star Minds Snippets – a novella and a short story happening before the main series.
Mya Lylestar as assault team member with her best friend and sister-in-law.
Life-changing events for Maela – losing virginity, maternity, maiming and becoming a cyborg
Life isn't easy in the Queendom of Maadre. The Daughters of Amazonia have very strict laws for men – but also for women. Follow the life of two sisters and their men. Love and death in the Amazons Country.
Two Star Minds Snippets - short stories to introduce the main series.
Imperial Princess Lin-sun chooses her husband – with her head and not with her heart.
Nine years later Uwe-yuri discovers his son is mind-controlled by his wife.
It's impossible to tell the true depth of someone's feelings.
When Gaurishankar's ex-girlfriend vanishes, he goes to the rescue, if only to save his own brother. But the pleasure planet can be a trap and taking down the slaves traders isn't easy.
Obsessions and unwanted passion on the pleasure planet and beyond in the final book of Star Minds.
Being a man in the Queendom of Maadre is tough, especially with the founding Queen, Amazonia.
When Smeraldo is called to the Queen's bed, he doesn't expect the cruelty awaiting him. Only a foreign merchant can help him to recover from the shock.
But Amazonia, who is almost two-hundred years old, is relentless.
A Silvery Earth novella for adult readers
True love between two telepaths generates a mind link.
Ker-ris's mind is free. Free to fall in love again. When vengeful S'lyss comes after Kol-ian, the symbiosis of the mind link threatens the life of both lovers.
Dark lords and sneaky Saurians in the sequel of Technological Angel.
Heartbreak is an eye-opener.
When Kol-ian is rejected by his beloved "angel", he finds refuge on low-tech Earth. Until he feels the need to get back into the galaxy loop to explore the rogues' world.
Cyborgs, shape-shifters, merciless telepaths and two earthlings lost in the Milky Way, learning to deal with aliens long before the rest of the blue planet.
Two short stories of a forbidden love.
Welcome to Silvery Earth. Water beings, winged people, shape-shifting dragons and elf-like beings mingle with humans throughout the history of this world. Novels, graphic novels, and short stories. Written by Barbara G.Tarn, published by Unicorn Productions
Half-blood means "different". Good or evil depends on the point of view.
The Genn were banished from the Varian Empire almost sixty years ago, their last town destroyed twenty-five years ago. Half-bloods have a hard time fitting in, especially if they have no idea of what they have lost.
The struggle between Humans and Genn gets vicious.
Orphaned by Human bandits, adopted by Genn, seeking revenge and becoming a warrior under a not-so-accomodating Emperor. Especially if you refuse to serve him to side with the Genn.
Get on the wrong side of a powerful magic user and face the consequences.
A spell sends him 100 years in the future. With no way back. Adapt or die.
Living in the future - heaven or hell? With an embarrassingly adoring guide life can't be easy.
500 years later – has the magic all vanished?
In the last Book of the Immortals the Magical Races are gone. Can Humans deal with the loss?
An actress turned journalist. The legitimized bastard son of a nobleman. A mercenary turned police woman. A runaway prince turned courtesan. Outsiders and witnesses of a hot summer of mysterious royal murders.
Silvery Earth faces its future without magic.
What if your favorite virtual star became a flesh and blood man?
In a seemingly idyllic future, virtual director Beth Golden prefers the company of holograms to real people. Someone on Earth with a secret agenda forces her to face the real deal.
A half-blood warrior fails to prevent an ambush. Hit by an enemy spell, he sleeps for a century. He wakes up in a future where he doesn't belong.
He made a mistake. Now he must find a way to undo history to fix it.
The Sect, or how a religious minority became the powerful Sect using a Pond of Dark Magic.
The Slave, or the story of the last real king of Arquon.
Two stories set in the Kingdom of Arquon 25 to 20 years before Books of the Immortals - Air
Welcome to Silvery Earth. Winged beings, water people, shape-shifting dragons and an Immortal mingle with Humans as they try to find their place in the world and someone to love. Add an adventurer, a sculptor, a winged being, a foreign soldier, a princess and a sorceress in a gripping story of bitterness and love, darkness and light.
Adult fantasy with mild sex and violence.
Welcome to Silvery Earth, where the only magic available to Humans is that of the Ponds of Dark Magic.
Prince Tarun is a victim in the struggle of power between the Black Dame and her master. For the Sect, sex is one of the ways of gaining power - lust, not love.
In the fantasy world of Silvery Earth, a young queen has to learn the hard way how to live and reign. This is the story of Queen Jessamine, from her Rite night at fourteen to war and exile, prisoner of a foreign king, to her comeback to her home country some thirteen years later. Not much magic, but not our planet anyway.
Adult readers for mild sex and violence.