Award-winning author Barbara Oliverio creates upbeat women's fiction that features young Catholic women in a positive light. Readers of all backgrounds have fallen in love with her sassy characters who come from close-knit families who live out their faith. She has written five novels (and counting), one of which has been adapted into a Hallmark Channel feature film. Settings are as diverse as a cozy ski village, an island-hopping cruise ship, or even an exotic world tour, and are filled with wit and charm
The daughter of Italian immigrants, Barbara grew up in West Virginia with a love of reading and a passion for learning. Her career path has taken her around the world, allowing her to exercise her diverse language skills. A passion for the written word not only has culminated in her fiction, but she is also a professional book critic, and, in addition, mentors blossoming writers on their own career paths. Barbara also creates resume portfolio packages to assist job seekers in job interviews.
Barbara lives with her biggest fan - her husband- and they share a love of travel, music, and good food, and they occasionally squabble over the AFC versus NFC divisions of the NFL. She is an accomplished cook and if you visit, she will gladly treat you to dinner featuring her beloved mother's lasagna.