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

Star Minds Third Generation Snippets
Series: Star Minds. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 48,380. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2017 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Galaxy police, battery-operated boyfriends, rainbow-haired princesses and immortal bodies in the interregnum period. The third generation of Star Minds is out and about in the Milky Way.
Indestructible
Series: Vampires Through the Centuries. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 19,790. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2017 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
(5.00)
The Asian vampires version of Rajveer's story, or the centenarian hatred Akshay has for him.
Quests Volume Two: The Paths of Fire and Earth
Series: Silvery Earth. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 80,020. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2017 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
A young half-blood with blue hair and bat-like wings, pointed ears and yellow eyes, he has the power of Air and Fire. When he makes rain pour over a gladiator ring, something unexpected happens. Meanwhile in the south, the merchant, the scholar and their bodyguard journey to the northern kingdoms springing up from the ashes of the Moren Empire.
SMTG - Iso-bel Aya Shermac
Series: Star Minds. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,620. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2017 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00)
Iso-bel Aya Shermac is Shan-leo’s daughter, a Sire telepath who grows from rainbow-haired teen visiting Earth of year 2046 to a Sylvanian Accademy graduate who can fight like a man.
The Path of Earth (Quests Book 4)
Series: Silvery Earth. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 42,260. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2017 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00)
The merchant, the scholar and their bodyguard journey to the northern kingdoms springing up from the ashes of the Moren Empire. Their search might not be of just physical proof of the Genn, since all three have very good reasons to leave their hometowns.
Quests Volume One: The Paths of Water and Air
Series: Silvery Earth. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 82,280. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2017 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
The warrior, the healer and the magic user are all outsiders or outcasts looking for a place to call home in a hostile world, away from the aggressively expanding Varian and Blackmore Kingdoms. Fifteen years later, a journey of self-discovery for Sayla and her best friend Keenan who is also madly in love with her and ready to do everything to give her back her wings.
Amori Maschili a Terra d'Argento - volume 2
Series: Terra d'Argento in italiano. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 81,710. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2017 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Raccolta di amori maschili nel mondo fantasy di Terra d'Argento. Favole rivedute e corrette e altre storie leggermente più osé.
The Path of Air (Quests Book 3)
Series: Silvery Earth. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 35,940. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2017 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00)
The north-east of Varia seen through the eyes of two young people leaving home for the first time.
Colori
Series: Terra d'Argento in italiano. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 27,160. Language: Italian. Published: December 12, 2016 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Biancaneve riveduta e corretta come storia d'amore m/m su Terra d'Argento
Cenerentolo
Series: Terra d'Argento in italiano. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,490. Language: Italian. Published: December 12, 2016 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Cenerentola riveduta e corretta come storia m/m su Terra d'Argento.
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: $5.99 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.
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