Barbara Hacha


Barbara Hacha writes both fiction and nonfiction and is a freelance book editor. For her historical novel, Line by Line, Barbara researched the hobo culture as it was during the Great Depression. Her research eventually led her to Britt, Iowa, to attend the 111th National Hobo Convention, where she met and interviewed hobos whose stories are in her book of nonfiction, titled Mulligan Stew: Stories and Traditions of American Hobos.

Barbara's novel, Line by Line, was a Finalist in the Best New Fiction category of USA Book News "Best Books of 2011" Awards. It also received a Bronze medal in Historical Fiction from the Independent Publisher (IPPY) Awards in 2012 and was awarded a BRAG Medallion on Goodreads.

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Mulligan Stew: Stories and Traditions of American Hobos
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 49,990. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Mulligan Stew contains a variety of ingredients from the hobo culture: hobo life as it was lived at the turn of the twentieth century, women hobos, hobo heroes, hobo signs and symbols, contemporary hobos telling of their experiences, and hobo traditions from the National Hobo Convention in Britt, Iowa—an event that has opened a door into the hobo world every August for more than 100 years.
Line by Line
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 125,260. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
The 1930s: As the Great Depression deepens and her family disintegrates, Maddy Skobel flees her central Ohio town—by freight train—determined to make her own way. Learning to survive as a hobo while facing hardship, danger, and violence, Maddy must discover her own resourcefulness and strengths.

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