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Author Information: Barbara Wood

 
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Barbara Wood was born January 30, in Warrington, England (near Liverpool). Together with her parents and older brother, she immigrated to the United States. She grew up in Southern California and attended Los Angeles Schools. After High School, Barbara attended the University of California at Santa Barbara but left to train as a surgical technician. During this time, Barbara held numerous jobs, before she sold her first novel in 1976. A few years prior, Barbara met her husband George. To date, Barbara has written 18 books, including two under a pen name, with number 19 in development. She is an international best selling author with books translated into over 30 languages. The reader is transported to exotic countries that Barbara has meticulously researched to provide her fans with a true sense of the culture and history relevant to each story. At the heart of every book, is a strong, independent woman. Currently, Barbara is busy working on her next story that will, no doubt, showcase an extraordinary heroine in an exciting and intriguing adventure.

At a very early age, Barbara began to tell stories. She recalls lining up her numerous dolls in a row and they became her captive audience. Before Barbara could write, she drew her books in the form of picture books. Barbara considered herself a mediocre student. Her schoolwork suffered, especially in High School when all she wanted to do was write stories. At age 16, Barbara wrote her first book. It was a 300 page, hand-written romance set in Ancient Egypt and by her own admission, was truly terrible!!

Barbara also writes under a pen name, Kathryn Harvey. "Butterfly" and "Stars" continue to be huge successes. These books are quite different from the Barbara Wood novels and Barbara, her agent and editor agreed that a pen name would serve to indicate the difference.

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