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Authors Love Readers: The Podcast

Sep 12, 2018

Bestselling author Barbara Ankrum was a successful commercial actress until her love of romance novels led to a publishing contract. Many books later, she still believes in happy endings and feels very lucky to do what she loves, with her husband, two children, two cats and one scruffy, unrepentant dog at her side. Her contemporary and historical romances have won numerous awards, including Romantic Times' K.I.S.S Awards. She was a 2016 finalist in the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence Contest and has been nominated twice for Romance Writers of America's RITA Award. Host Patricia McLinn talks with Barbara about her experience as an actress and screenwriter, why she has to write a book straight through, and why deadlines are necessary.

In Barbara's words: "I would say that we are all different ... we all approach it differently. Thank goodness, because that makes for a lot of great, interesting stories." (28:10).

You can find Barbara on:  

*Her website



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Thanks to DialogMusik for the instrumentals that accompany this podcast.