Barbara Edwards is a native New Englander.
She is a “Jill of All Trades” from crossing guard to sales manager before graduating from the University of Hartford with a Master’s degree in Public Administration.
She writes poetry for herself and novels when she needs to tell a longer tale. Barbara is fascinated by the past so naturally turned to writing historical romance. The dark stories evolve from nightmares. The romance comes from her belief in people’s basic goodness and longing for love.
Barbara lived in Florida for several years and is past president of the Central Florida Romance Writers. She is a member of Romance Writers of America. When she returned to Connecticut, she founded the Charter Oak Romance Writers, a Chapter of Romance Writers of America, along with several close friends.
She is married to a retired Police Sergeant. They share an interest in target shooting and camping. An avid Civil War re-enactor, Barbara travels the eastern states to participate in events. She loves visiting museums, galleries and battle sites, gathering information for her stories.
She taught Romance Writing at Manchester Community college for three years.
She is fond of gardening and is growing antique roses with limited success.
Most of her exercise is when her Belgian Shepherd demands a walk.