Barbara Tyner

Biography

Barbara was born in Colorado and still resides there. A lifelong love for horses and the outdoors led to a life of farming, ranching, and managing a feedlot. She spearheaded a ten-year project in rural eastern Colorado to establish The Grassroots Community Center, park, and health clinic. A board member of the Foundation for nine years, she became the Executive Director of the Center when it opened.

After retiring from ranching, her long dormant love for writing bloomed and she returned to school, earning a BA in English Literature from UCCS. A lifelong love of T.H.White’s classic, “The Once and Future King” and her granddaughter’s love for dragon stories were a major inspiration for “Rhyaden.”

Barbara’s first novel, “Wait Here, Wait There” was released in 2012. This work deals with the realities of Alzheimer’s and pushing one’s self through and beyond grief. At the same time, she wrote this first novel, she and her daughter co-wrote a five-book series of children’s picture books, The Badger Books.

The mother of three children, and grandmother of five, Barbara loves gardening, kayaking, bike riding, snow-shoeing, and visiting National Parks. Through her bi-weekly blog barbaraktyner.wordpress.com she corresponds with people around the globe on all topics of everyday life.

Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
This is a question with no end to the answers. Right off the top of my head, I am thinking of T.H. White, Kristin Hannah, C.S. Lewis, Fredrik Backman, J.R.R. Tolkien, and B.A. Shapiro. I've read a lot of James Michener and Dan Brown but those hardly begin to scratch the surface of books I've read and enjoyed. The one that has stayed with me from the very first reading, though, has been T.H. White's "The Once and Future King."
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Revision, the time when I can weave in some Shakespeare, tie in events that already happened to what is now happening, and add some puzzle pieces to the story gives me the most joy as I write.
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Where to find Barbara Tyner online


Where to buy in print


Books

Rhyaden
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,730. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Growing up in a land where stealth was Niall’s biggest challenge, an enthralling story unfolds as this young boy discovers the world he thought he was part of was not all it seemed to be.

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