Barb Keeling

Biography

Barb Keeling spent 15 years in San Francisco and New York doing t.v. commercials, voice over, short story narrations, and appearance on The Edge of Night soap opera. After a busy acting career she and her husband Doug, returned to southern California and opened a needlecraft business where they in part designed Cloth dolls and patterns. They were also busy demonstrators traveling to consummer shows to demo craft products. Barb also writes "How To" articles for craft products. She designs a project then writes the story on how to do it. These are used for magazines and books. When their first great granddaughter was born they designed a doll for her. Barb soon turned the doll into Mrs. GilleyWilley a Magical Nanny and began writing adventure stories which they sent to the great gran. After nine years the stories have grown and grown and become a series of a little girl, a talking teddy bear and the Nanny. The stories are filled with great magical sillyness and fun but each story has a featured message of good manners carefully written into the story. Her husband Doug has created adorable illustrations for the books and a color book They have decided to publish the stories in a series. So far there are 6 books. We have cloth doll patterns for the characters in the stories. Barb is narrating the books including the cartoon voices for the characters.

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Books

The Disappearing Duck
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,140. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Beginner
It is a mystery. Where did the black duck with the white bill go? Was this some sort of magic duck trick? Then he started walking on the water. What kind of duck is this anyway? Olivia Ann and BB-Bear make him feel at home by welcoming him to the neighborhood.
Why Shoelaces Come Untied
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,810. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
We all know about shoelaces coming untied, but do we know why. This cute story will explain it all and give a very simple answer. Did you know there is a college where they teach how to do this. Well check out this story and you will learn about that.
Why Shoelaces Come Untied
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,810. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Family / General
We all know about shoelaces coming untied, but do we know why. This cute story will explain it all and give a very simple answer. Did you know there is a shoe lace college where they teach how to untie shoelaces. Check out this story and you will learn about that.
The Blue Eared Bear
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,670. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Bullying
Mrs. GilleyWilley, a Magical Nanny and a little girl named Olivia Ann use magic roller-skates that takes them all the way though the Enchanted Forest to the park. “The Neat Stuff Store” to visit a friend and do some shopping. Olivia Ann finds a sad talking teddy bear that has lost his self esteem because of hurtful teasing. Read the book to enjoy the heart

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