About the Author

debraRelatively early I decided that I didn’t have the talent to be a concert pianist, the vocation to be a nun or the science aptitude to be a nurse. What I knew for sure was that writing felt good. So I became a writer.

After 12 years at St. Rita’s I attended Wayne State University and, in my last year, snagged a job as a “copy boy” at the Detroit Free Press. This was the most significant and enlightening experience of my young life. I loved that job. I got to work with some of the smartest and funniest people on the planet—reporters and editors who believed deeply in what they did, took some big risks to get a story, and frequented some of the toughest bars in a very tough city.

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Read Between

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Between You & Me

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A fictional romance takes place during a very real songwriting workshop at Omega Institute. Listen to one of the songs Barbara sings, called “Aftermath.”

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