If I Could Paint

If I could paint, I’d paint the sky. I’d paint an eagle soaring high. I’d paint a sunset’s golden hues Red and orange, yellow, blues. I’d paint the mountain’s snowy caps. I’d paint some beagles taking naps. I’d paint the trees in spring and fall. I’d paint the beauty—paint it all. But since I cannot…

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MERRY CHRISTMAS

To All – I am praying for you. Yes, all of you. I believe we are all God’s children, which makes you my brothers and sisters. My parents had four daughters and three sons (one who died at birth). We are a close family and I wish that for all of you. I pray that…

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ADDITIONAL REVIEWS OF MIRROR IMAGE

Hannah, age 9 said, “I really enjoyed the book. I really enjoyed the time travel.” Joanna, age 12 said, “I loved it!”   Ackley Library Mon 9/20/2021 2:58 PM Hi Barb, I just wanted to let you know that I just finished reading your book and I really enjoyed it! The different times were very…

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1 Corinthians 10: 23 & 24

In reading my daily devotionals, I came across the following. It seemed appropriate to share in this difficult time. You say,” I am allowed to do anything” –but not everything is helpful. You say, “I am allowed to do anything”– but not everything is beneficial. Don’t think only of your own good. Think of other…

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Great Grandma Elida Worman’s Poem

Mom gave me the following poem written by my Great Grandma Elida Worman. Mom thought it was written when she was a child because she remembers the log cabin Grandma writes about. Mom was born in 1930 and so this was a long time ago. I have not changed the poem and there was no…

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REVIEW OF MIRROR IMAGE

Name: Faith Plummer Email: faith.plummer@bakersd.org Message: Barbara, I found a copy of Mirror Image in my box with a note that your sister brought it as a donation to our library. I am so happy to add it to our shelves. I enjoyed reading it very much myself and will be happy to recommend it…

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The Big Red Thing

smartypantsmag@gmail.com Smarty Pants Magazine, an on line magazine, has bought my children’s story The Big Red Thing. It is scheduled to be read on their site on May 16, 2021. Hope you can tune in to listen to this story about two mice who solve the mystery of The Big Red Thing.  

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The Cowboy

My Dad told me when he was about four years old, he got a cowboy outfit for Christmas. The following is inspired by his story.   The Cowboy   He was a short cowboy, about four feet tall. His hair was dark, as were his eyes, along with mischief lurking there. He wore his cowboy…

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LOVE IS

  LOVE IS… A mother’s kind word and a pat on the head Or reading to children just before bed A father’s quick hug or a kiss on the cheek Spending some time playing hide and go seek   Baking cookies with Grandma while singing a song Books read by Grandpa all the day long…

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MEDIA RELEASE

Springbrook Author Launches Mirror Image Barbara Held of Springbrook, Wisconsin, recently released Mirror Image a historical fiction time travel adventure for middle grade children. “I’ve always loved writing,” said Held. “I started writing poetry when I was about eleven.” Over time, she wrote picture books (in verse) for some family members that her mom then…

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