Barbara Fretz


Barbara Fretz enjoys writing both fiction and non-fiction, although, her preferred genre is creative non-fiction. She draws ideas from her childhood as a Mennonite girl in the 1960s in rural Ontario, Canada to her many years living in Southeast Asia and Australia. In 2012 she self-published an anthology of short stories based on her life growing up on a rabbit farm called “Tails from Bunnyview.” In 2003 her original screenplay won a New Screenwriters of Western Australia development grant. When she’s not writing, she watches the native birds playing in the giant eucalyptus trees from her office window in regional Western Australia.

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Looking for a Job in the Age of Ageism: A Survivor's Guide to Long-term Unemployment After 50
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,870. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
This survival guide about long term unemployment after 50 years of age is a funny frolic into a serious societal problem. Having survived several years of unemployment, the author shares her experiences. She explores topics of job-hunting, creating a meaningful life, structuring your day, keeping your mood elevated, dealing with vices and addictions, starting a business, and getting retrained.

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