Barbara Studham

Biography

Over a period of twenty years, I have raised four grandchildren with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. My two memoirs: Two Decades Of Diapers, and, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: The Teen Years, describe the challenges, hopes, and broken dreams I faced while struggling to maintain our family unit. I decided to share my story in the hope of supporting all individuals with FAS, their caregivers, support workers, and advocates, and to educate the public on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Born in Portsmouth, England, I immigrated to Canada in 1974 and currently live in Hamilton, Ontario. I also write fiction, including two series: Under The Shanklin Sky, and, I, Gossip. Writing fiction could not be more different from writing memoir. Memoir can be painful to pen, but writing fiction brings me joy. I hope reading my books will bring you joy too!

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Books

The Bathing Beauty
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,090. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
In The Bathing Beauty, Milly Mullan returns in the series: Under the Shanklin Sky. Milly loves her retired life in the seaside town of Shanklin on the Isle of Wight, though her peaceful golden years are invariably disturbed by the town’s troubles: the latest beginning with a visit by supermodel, Rachel Codet. While in Shanklin, Rachel's boyfriend, Cody, is murdered. Who killed Cody?
The Faring Foxglove
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,190. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
In The Faring Foxglove, Milly Mullan returns on another adventure Under The Shanklin Sky! Milly retired in the seaside town of Shanklin on the Isle of Wight, but her inquisitive nature draws her into disastrous predicaments. Milly’s innocent trip to the Shanklin Flower Show ends in a summer full of poisoned cats and the slow-death of a neighbor by a witches brew! So, how is Milly involved?
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: The Teen Years
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,130. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Children’s health
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: The Teen Years is the sequel to author, Barbara Studham’s, first memoir: Two Decades Of Diapers. In her memoirs, Barbara gives insight into how family life can be ruthlessly disrupted by the behavior disorders associated with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: a mental illness caused by pre-natal exposure to alcohol.
Under the Shanklin Sky
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,290. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Milly Mullan has returned to her beloved Shanklin on the Isle of Wight as a retiree. Remembering her childhood crush she formed for a boy she met there as a child, she wonders if now, over fifty years on, she will find him. But, it is true love she has kept alive, or simply a ridiculous fantasy? And what part does her daughter play in this seemingly innocent Shanklin scenario?
Not My Type
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 39,520. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Lisa Paige is a respected non-fiction writer who envies the accolades bestowed upon her fiction-writing mother, Madge Paige. So much so that, while desperately trying her hand at fiction, Lisa begins to hallucinate, causing fictional characters to come to life and visit her home. As characters compete for billing in Lisa's story, murder, and mayhem reigns. But do they help or hinder her career?
The Look of a Twelve-Year Old
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 35,750. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Meet Claire Peters. From seemingly innocent youngster to evil conniver, she takes you on her journey from lowly Saturday Girl working at The Glass Stiletto shoe store located in small town Heatherly, to murderous executive for a leading company: SLATES Inc. of London.
The Hugger-Mugger Heart
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,150. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
The Hugger-Mugger heart brings back James Gossip! Read the continuing saga of James Gossip and his One Road Ministries team’s fight again a deadly government objective called Project Abaddon. Determined to eradicate Christianity, Abaddon strikes church members with enormous financial burdens, and limits their religious rights.
I, Gossip
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 42,700. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Romance, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
I, Gossip takes place in a small town church. Living their faith aimlessly, a vile threat catches the members off guard. If they don’t pull together, the threat will destroy, not only their church but Christianity as a whole. Jumping into action, several members form a team to warn other churches of the threat, but lust invades the group causing turmoil and tragedy among the team members.
Friday at 4:00
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,070. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Friday at 4:00 describes the lost loves of four female neighbors living in the affluent district of Brentwood. By chance, the women meet up one day after their lives have spiralled out of control. Shedding light on the pain women suffer through adultery, age-gap relationships, marital boredom, and aging, Friday at 4:00 is an eye-opening read.
Psychopathetic
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 35,320. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Abuse / domestic partner abuse, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dysfunctional relationships
Psychopathetic is a memoir of emotional violence. Read how the author, Barbara Studham, ran from a twenty-year abusive marriage into the arms of a five-year equally destructive relationship with a man who professed to love her. Emotional violence, although viewed as less serious than physical violence, can leave as many scars: rejection, fear, low self-esteem, isolation, and guilt.
Two Decades Of Diapers
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,430. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Children with special needs
What is it about mental illness that makes people want to run? Barbara Studham, author of Two Decades Of Diapers, spent twenty years raising four grandchildren with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome but the overwhelming challenges caused the inevitable breakdown of her family. Barbara is sharing her story to support individuals with FAS and their caregivers, and to educate the public on this mental illness.

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