Barbara Lindsley Galloway

Biography

Born in Tennessee; raised in Albuquerque, NMX; now live in Texas.

Read every sci-fi book in my junior high and high school libraries (Asimov, Clark, Heinlein), where I elected to spend and work an hour every school day. Also, allegorical fantasy has had a huge influence on my writing. Love J.R.R. Tolkien.

Wanted to write stories since I was a child. Was very shy and spent more time watching people than participating in activities. This has served me well in creating 3-dimensional characters.

As an adult, I have enjoyed the works of Victor Hugo, Charles Dickens, William Faulkner and Earnest Hemingway, to name a few authors of classical works.

Love how times have come around to open doors for independent writers. Everyone should have the opportunity to have their voice heard.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
No, I've read so many stories/books.
When did you first start writing?
I made up verbal stories as a small child, and started taking writing seriously about the age of 14. It has taken me a lifetime of practice to learn how to tell stories in a written format.
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Books

The Blessed
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 119,190. Language: American English. Published: January 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
Trufanion Loudermoss and his sister Katryanna travel to Port Al Kab on the hope of purchasing the Inn of Glad Tidings, but find themselves in the woods of the Eretreyians instead. They hear of a legend revered by the outcasts who live in the shadow of the woods, of One who will bring healing blessing and hope. But not all celebrate the coming of the Blessed, as Trufanion soon discovers.
Rista's Tale Part 3: The Chronicles of the People
Series: Rista's Tale, Part 3. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 112,810. Language: American English. Published: August 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
When the New People of the First Ones are born and a new dispensation begins, things suddenly go terribly wrong in the Garden.To set it all in order as was intended, Rista and the three other Chosen Ones embark on a perilous voyage to a new land rising at the top of the world. What they find is a stunning surprise wrapped in a riddle they must solve before time runs out and they cannot escape.
Rista's Tale Part 1: Scarjheen
Series: Rista's Tale, Part 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 116,820. Language: American English. Published: August 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
Human beings have colonized a new world and upset the delicate balance between the planet and the gentle, indigenous First Ones, which brings about the plague Scarjheen designed to destroy the offenders. Together, Rista and her childhood friend Tiko are thrust into a race against time in an adventure that promises to stop the plague, but will change their lives and that of those they love-forever.
Rista's Tale Part 2: The Last Stone Seed
Series: Rista's Tale, Part 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 112,580. Language: American English. Published: June 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
Rista takes her people to a new life in the Woodlands after their mountain home falls in the Cleansing. When she remembers she must have the Last Stone Seed to bring about the Harvest of the First Ones and restore the balance of the world, she travels to another continent in search of it. There, a chance encounter with another Chosen One has them both wondering about curious events

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