Barbara G.Tarn

Biography

Barbara G.Tarn had an intense life in the Middle Ages that stuck to her through the centuries. She prefers swords to guns, long gowns to mini-skirts, and even though she buried the warrior woman, she deplores the death of knights in shining chainmail. She likes to think her condo apartment is a medieval castle, unfortunately lacking a dungeon to throw noisy neighbors and naughty colleagues in. Also known as the Lady with the Unicorns, these days she prefers to add a touch of fantasy to all her stories, past and present – when she’s not wandering on her fantasy world of Silvery Earth or in her Star Minds futuristic universe. She’s a writer, sometimes artist, mostly a world-creator and story-teller. Two of her stories received an Honorable Mention at the Writers of the Future contest. She writes, draws, ignores her day job and blogs every other day.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Well, I grew up on Planet Earth, moving around the continent called Europe for the first 13 years of my life, then got stuck in that boot-shaped peninsula, since that's where I was born. But I've always felt international - or rootless.

Since I've always felt different, my characters are almost always outsiders and outcasts (sometimes outlaws) - that's how I've felt for most of my life.

I started writing when I came back to my hometown - I hated everything around me and started retreating in my own worlds. And I haven't really come back since.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Okay, I'm a very prolific author, so anyone asking me "how is your book doing/coming along" will get a blank stare from me. I don't remember what book I was talking about with that person, so whoever that is, s/he should remind me which one...

Just check what's new at the bottom of this page, haha! Or follow my blog...
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Barbara G.Tarn online


Where to buy in print


Books

More Tales of the Southern Kingdoms (One Volume Edition)
Series: Silvery Earth. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 88,250. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2016 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The Southern Kingdoms of Varia consider themselves at the height of civilization. A tour of the southern courts at the time of the Tales of the Southern Kingdoms greatgrandfathers.
Tales of the Southern Kingdoms (One Volume Edition)
Series: Silvery Earth. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 83,570. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2016 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The tales of the southern kingdoms of Silvery Earth in one volume - what happens before and after Books of the Immortals Air
Tales of the Queendom of Maadre
Series: Silvery Earth. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 72,800. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2016 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
A collection of the stories of the Amazons Country written so far. Bonus story: The Painter.
Kaylyn the Sister-in-Darkness
Series: Vampires Through the Centuries. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 62,410. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2016 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
(5.00)
A vampires through the centuries novel, Kaylyn's journey from 12th century Lincolnshire to India.
Norman Blood
Series: Vampires Through the Centuries. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 17,120. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2016 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
(5.00)
A Vampires Through the Centuries novella starting at the battle of Hastings AD 1066 (temporary cover)
Scambi di Corpi
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 81,500. Language: Italian. Published: October 2, 2016 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Umoristici racconti lunghi con scambi di corpi tra persone molto diverse.
Fairy Tales Revisited on Silvery Earth
Series: Silvery Earth. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 90,720. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2016 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
(5.00)
Kissing a prince awake might not be the smartest thing Kerrien ever did in his life. Especially since he's now stuck with the beautiful sleeper with a puppy disposition, and has no idea of who sent him to sleep and why. Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and Cinderella retold as sweet m/m romance
Male Lovers of Silvery Earth Volume 2
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 63,590. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2016 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Fairy tales retelling as m/m romance and other m/m love stories. Welcome to Silvery Earth where same-sex love has no specific name or label, and can be accepted or not according to the local culture.
More Tales of the Southern Kingdoms - volume 2
Series: Silvery Earth. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,240. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2016 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00)
The Southern Kingdoms of Varia consider themselves at the height of civilization. A tour of the southern courts dealing with Amazons and Genn and dwarves and Nera refugees.
Tales of the Northern Kingdoms volume 2
Series: Silvery Earth. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 84,900. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2016 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
The Moren Empire is no more and the northern lands are a scatter of fiefs, small kingdoms and city-states. "Prince Splendor", "The Archers", "The Twins", "Belkyss", "Woodlands" and "Wolfshead" are the Silvery Earth stories included in this collection.
Tales of the Northern Kingdoms volume 1
Series: Silvery Earth. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 101,450. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2016 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
The Moren Empire is no more and the northern lands are a scatter of fiefs, small kingdoms and city-states. "Colors", "Cinder Boy", "Firebird" and "The Path of Water" are all included in this collection of Silvery Earth stories.
The Path of Fire (Quests Book 2)
Series: Silvery Earth. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 37,990. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2016 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00)
A story of coming of age and falling love. And dragon cubs. A Silvery Earth short novel.
The Path of Water (Quests Book 1)
Series: Silvery Earth. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 46,580. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2016 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00)
A novel of the northern kingdoms of Silvery Earth with half-bloods and dragons and magic beings,
Lovers
Series: Silvery Earth. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,280. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2016 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
A pair of unusual mercenaries who are also lovers. Comic book fanzine of the late 90s turned into a novel.
Cinder Boy
Series: Silvery Earth. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,060. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2016 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Cinderella retold as sweet m/m romance, a Silvery Earth novella.
Amazon Fall
Series: Silvery Earth. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 40,150. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2016 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Stories from the Queendom of Maadre a.k.a. Amazons Country
Amazons
Series: Silvery Earth. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,090. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2016 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Welcome to the Queendom of Maadre, where women rule. Love, betrayal, exploration and relationships in this story of the Amazons Country.
Charioteer of Buddha
Series: Vampires Through the Centuries. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 16,300. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2016 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
(5.00)
A vampires through the centuries novella set at the same time as Rajveer the Vampire.
Today People
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 133,990. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2016 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
(4.00)
a collection of the contemporary stories of Barbara G.Tarn. Some were previously published as B.G. Hope
The Archers
Series: Silvery Earth. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,320. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2016 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
A Silvery Earth novella of bad lords and good bowmen, love and sorcery.
Openings - Writing Prompts
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,280. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2016 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Short stories written for an online workshop. Today people.
Yash e Ryo persi nella Via Lattea
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 19,640. Language: Italian. Published: March 12, 2016 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Yash scappa dal pianeta natio per sfuggire agli abusi. Una breve fuga attraverso la Via Lattea col figlio di un criminale di Xi-kong, Ryo.
Prince Splendor
Series: Silvery Earth. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 26,900. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2016 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Another fairy tale revisited - a sleeping prince and his awakening.
Colors
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 27,330. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2016 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
A fairy tale revisited, a sweet m/m romance, a Silvery Earth novella.
How to Publish Your Book in English When You're Not a Native Speaker
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,590. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2016 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Personal & Practical Guides
The author's personal experience with the new world of publishing.
Amrendra - Principi Gemelli
Series: Terra d'Argento in italiano. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,110. Language: Italian. Published: January 9, 2016 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
un racconto lungo su principi gemelli - il ricco e il povero in versione fantasy con un po' di m/m
L'uomo dal cappuccio
Series: Terra d'Argento in italiano. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,810. Language: Italian. Published: December 12, 2015 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Un giustiziere mascherato per salvare la città da un governatore indegno.
Two Tales of the Northern Kingdoms
Series: Silvery Earth. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,290. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2015 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Two short stories of the northern kingdoms of Silvery Earth.
Kilig la Spada
Series: Terra d'Argento in italiano. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 99,530. Language: Italian. Published: December 4, 2015 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Storia della gilda degli assassini e degli amori di Kilig la Spada
Kilig e Hakeem
Series: Terra d'Argento in italiano. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 53,490. Language: Italian. Published: November 23, 2015 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
la seconda parte della storia di Kilig la Spada, con la sua storia d'amore più grande
Beautiful
Series: Silvery Earth. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 47,810. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2015 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
A fairy tale retelling, a sweet m/m romance, a Silvery Earth novel.
Rajveer the Vampire
Series: Vampires Through the Centuries. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 52,990. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2015 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
(4.50)
A vampire through the centuries - an historical fantasy novel.
Firebird
Series: Silvery Earth. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,220. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2015 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00)
He doesn't have a name. Or better, he doesn't remember it. A Silvery Earth novella.
When the Lights Go Out - Ink Slingers' Halloween Anthology
Series: Ink Slingers Anthologies. Price: Free! Words: 110,020. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
(4.00)
A collection of twenty-five short stories just in time for Halloween. Enjoy thrills, chills, and mysteries. Meet ghosts, demons, vampires, and monsters everywhere from dark city streets to the English countryside. Scares lurk in the most unexpected places and, when the lights go out, no where is safe and no one will be spared.
Yash and Ryo Lost in the Milky Way
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 19,880. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2015 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Yash runs away from his home planet to escape abuse. A short-lived rush through the Milky Way with mob-son Ryo of Xi-kong.
Star Minds Interregnum
Series: Star Minds. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 66,110. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2015 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00)
a collection of stories in the Star Minds universe not directly related to the trilogy and its sequels.
Star Minds Interregnum - Galaxy Police
Series: Star Minds. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,270. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2015 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Two "Star Minds Interregnum" stories involving the galaxy police
Star Minds Interregnum - Telepaths
Series: Star Minds. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,700. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2015 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Two Star Minds Interregnum stories about two cousins who share the gift of telepathy.
Saif e Kilig
Series: Terra d'Argento in italiano. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 32,390. Language: Italian. Published: July 29, 2015 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Kilig la Spada – parte prima La storia d'amore tra Saif e il suo allievo fino all'arrivo di un bambino con gli occhi verdi...
Star Minds Chasing Stardom
Series: Star Minds. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 53,780. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2015 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00)
Two novellas set in the galactic music world: the (auto)biography of Zaphadin, the King of Music, and Stardust Kay-low's rise to fame when the King gave up his crown. Bonus story: Astrid chasing stardom in the movie business. The next generation of Star Minds is still out in the galaxy.
King of Music - Zaphadin
Series: Star Minds. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,060. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2015 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
The true story of the man behind the myth. A Star Minds novella.
Star Minds Next Generation - Kay-low
Series: Star Minds. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 25,380. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2015 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Ten years after Star Minds Next Generation, Kay-low tries to carve his way to galactic stardom in the music business.
Star Minds Next Generation Diaries
Series: Star Minds. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 51,760. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2015 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00)
The companion of the next generation novel with the story of how Shan-leo lost his arm, the diaries of Mayumi, Wim, Hiro and T'ymi'chel (or the novel seen from other points of view), and then Dadina five years later. Cover story: S.E.T.H. or Izzy-lee's quest to recover her beloved.
The Young King
Series: Silvery Earth. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,760. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2015 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
A mighty warrior kills his own general to save the gorgeous young king, and then struggles to keep control over his emotions.
Star Minds Next Generation
Series: Star Minds. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 51,450. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2015 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00)
Aristocratic adventurer on a starship called "outlaw". The next generation of Star Minds is out in the galaxy.
Il giovane re
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,870. Language: Italian. Published: January 22, 2015 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Un guerriero coraggioso uccide il suo generale per salvare il bellissimo giovane re e poi lotta per manterere il controllo sulle sue emozioni. Questo racconto fantasy è incluso anche nella raccolta "Amori maschili a Terra d'Argento"
Kilig the Sword
Series: Silvery Earth. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 98,300. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Kilig's life story from apprentice of an assassin to retired headmaster, and of the two green-eyed men who stole his heart
Kilig & Hakeem
Series: Silvery Earth. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 52,520. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2014 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
The whole story of Kilig and Hakeem's love - an assassin and his lover.
Strange Portals - Ink Slingers' Fantasy/Horror Anthology
Series: Ink Slingers Anthologies. Price: Free! Words: 92,930. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
(4.00)
Just in time for a much needed holiday break, twenty-two stories about fairies, vampires, zombies, werewolves, and everything in between. Stories by AK Stein, Adan Ramie, B.G. Hope, Barbara G. Tarn, Bonnie Mutchler, CG Coppola, DM Yates, JK Rosaline, Joleene Naylor, Kay Kauffman, Maegan Provan, Mark R. Hunter, Rami Ungar, Roger Lawrence, Roxanna Mathews, Terry Compton and Tricia Drammeh.
Guisarme
Series: Silvery Earth. Price: Free! Words: 6,240. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2014 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Members of the Assassins' Guild can be as honorable as anyone. They might be trained to kill, but they're just people with loved ones to protect and avenge. This short story is also included in "Saif&Kilig" and in the free anthology with various authors "Wyrd Worlds 2"
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