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Barb Warner Deane is the award-winning author of four published novels and a public speaker on the role of American women in World War Two. She has spoken at more than 100 libraries, historical societies, book clubs, and women's groups in IL, IN, MI, WS, GA, NY, and recently, at the National Conference of the Historical Writers of American in Williamsburg, VA.


Barb grew up in the beautiful Finger Lakes area of New York. She graduated from Cornell University and the University Of Connecticut, School of Law.

Barb and her family have lived in the Chicago area for the past thirty years, other than two years in Frankfurt, Germany and two years in Shanghai, China. 

After giving up the practice of law, Barb owned Barb's All Romance Book Store, and worked in many types of jobs, including travel writing, substitute teacher, working tech and media in two public high schools, and her new favorite gig as a retired, full-time writer, traveler, and volunteer. 

In addition to writing, Barb is a genealogy buff, is a huge fan of all things Harry Potter, and is crazy for both U.S. and international travel. Now that she and her husband are empty-nesters, she’s making plans to expand on her list of having visited 47 states and 42 countries on 6 continents.

Check out the podcast of Barb's Author Interview with Authors on the Air:

Check out Barb's Author Interview featured on Cheryl Holloway's Blog

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