Barbara J. Longley



As a child, Barbara Longley moved frequently, learning early on how to entertain herself with stories. Adulthood didn’t tame her peripatetic ways: she has lived on an Appalachian commune, taught on an Indian reservation, and traveled the country from coast to coast. After having children of her own, she decided to try staying put, choosing Minnesota as her home. By day, she puts her master’s degree in special education to use teaching elementary school. By night, she explores all things mythical, paranormal, and newsworthy, channeling what she learns into her writing.

Barbara is represented by Spencerhill Associates – Nalini Akolekar

If you’d like to reach me, leave a comment below, and I’ll get back to you.


Best buddies – Fred the cat and Sophie

Sophie – Bassett/Cocker Spaniel mix



  1. correction: the email is


  2. Hi Barbara,

    Congratulations on making your first sale! Our chapter’s Laurel Wreath contest is open to published authors, and we are now accepting entries for this year’s contest. All of our judges are booksellers and librarians, who are well-positioned to recommend books to their readers, (as well as purchasing multiple copies for their branches). We have a great line-up of judges waiting to read [Heart of the Druid Laird]. All books with a copyright date of 2011 are eligible, and E-books appearing for the first time in print in 2011, are also eligible.

    The complete rules and entry form for this year’s contest are on our chapter website:

    If you have any other questions about our contest, I would be happy to answer them for you.

    Best of luck with your writing career, and I hope to hear from you soon,

    Lorna Dishman (

  3. Hello, my name is Sara McCluskey. I own and run a website called Serendipity Reviews, and we are hosting an online Christmas giveaway and I was curious as to if you’d be willing to donate an ebook/book for the giveaway? Also, I was looking at your website (I do web design as well) and I was wondering if you’re looking to revamp your site? Sorry for the extra question — happy holidays!

    Sara McCluskey
    Serendipity Reviews

    • I sent you an email, but just in case, I’d be delighted to donate a book for your Christmas giveaway. Is paperback OK? Are we talking Far From Perfect, or Heart of the Druid Laird? I have digitals of Druid Laird, but not FFP.

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