Barbara Haworth-Attard


Barbara Haworth-Attard lives in London, Ontario with her husband and two cats. “TruthSinger” was originally published in print form in 1996 with Roussan Publishers who have, unfortunately, since gone out of business. Barbara has published fifteen books and numerous short stories, and is the recipient of the 2010 Arthur Ellis Crime Award for Best Juvenile, 2005 Snow Willow YA Award, 2006 B.C. YA Stellar Award; 2008 Prix LiverenetteFrance and numerous short-listings including the 2003 Governor General's Award, The Geoffrey Bilson Award, and the Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book of the Year among others.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
Whoa! That sounds so bad-ass - indie author. I had books without a home and now they and I have a home for them with Smashwords. I didn't want my out-of-print books to fade away. Especially as I love fantasy and fantasy was what I first published. Until I was told in 1997 not to write fantasy as no one was interested in it. Another story for another day.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing is putting words together so well that they sound like music. My other joy is having someone tell me how much the story I wrote meant to them. Those comments make it all worthwhile.
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,350. Language: Canadian English. Published: October 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Legends, Myths, Fables / Arthurian, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
In this sequel to the highly successful TruthSinger, Katie, apprentice WyndCaller, is learning to harness the power of the wind to practice magic. Used wisely, WyndMagic creates harmony, but it’s misuse releases chaos… chaos Katie unwittingly exacerbates when she succumbs to the magic’s lure. She needs magic just as her father is addicted to alcohol to appease the demons which plague him.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,920. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Legends, Myths, Fables / Arthurian, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
In this fantasy novel for nine to eleven year olds, Nathan knows he loves music and is able to hear songs that reveal the truth of or whoever he meets, but it is not a gift he wants. Inadvertently caught in the summoning of his Uncle Nevill to Angliocch, Nathan finds himself in the middle of a power struggle between a boy king and a sorceress in a kingdom on a parallel world.

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boys    children    dragon    fantasy    girls    girls adventure    girls fiction    magic    music    sorcerer    sword    travel    wizard