October 31, 2017

At some point in the editing process, my publisher, The Wild Rose Press, notified all of the authors that we had the option of having our books turned into audio books. Being a lover of the spoken word myself, I jumped at the chance to have two audio books published.

Given that On The Homefront was released before Killing Her Softly, it is proceeding through the audio book process first. I received auditions from several narrators and fell in love with the British accent of one of the auditions, at least for Helen's voice. On The Homefront is told in the alternating first person point of view of three women; Helen is British and Lilly and Ruth are Americans. I requested the narrator redo the audition in an American accent, so I could get a feel for how that would sound. She graciously complied and I chose her to be the narrator.

It was several weeks between choosing the narrator and getting the first segment of recording to review. Luckily, during that time, I got four auditions for narr...

August 23, 2017

Today is release day for my first published novel - On The Homefront! It is available now on my publisher's website, The Wild Rose Press, and on Amazon, in both ebook and paperback.

A few years ago, I uncovered a "book" I wrote in 3rd grade. I drew the pictures, wrote the story, stapled together the notebook paper, and made it all into a book about being a Brownie Girl Scout. I had fun sharing this book with my daughters' Girl Scout troops, but didn't really think more about it.

I also have a binder full of the poems and short stories I wrote in high school. They aren't very good, but I really liked writing and, although I knew it wasn't the practical career choice my parents wanted for me, I hoped to be able to somehow incorporate it into my life.

Now, just weeks before my 56th birthday, I am finally a published author. 

On The Homefront is not the first book I've ever written; it's more like the fourth or fifth book I've ever completed, although I have several more partially-completed wo...

July 4, 2017

Happy July 4th to any Americans reading this post! 

Now that my first book, On The Homefront, has a definite release date of August, 23, 2017, I'm very happy to report that you can search my name, or book title, on Amazon now and the e-book version will pop up. The e-book version is also listed in the catalog of my publisher, The Wild Rose Press. I'm sure the paperback version will be up soon. The wheel have already started turning to make On The Homefront available in audio-book as well. 

I have been getting a lot of congratulations from family, friends & colleagues, which is wonderful, but I've also gotten some questions on the process and amount of time it took to write this, my "first" book. So, now that I've seen my name in lights - or the writer's first equivalent, on the Amazon search - I have been giving it some thought.

I first started writing in middle school, or maybe before. I wasn't good at penmanship or spelling in the very beginning, so I don't think we kept a lot of m...

February 28, 2017

Hi, all-

I'm excited to announce my new website is up and running:

Please check it out and learn more about On The Homefront, my first published novel which is due out from The Wild Rose Press in Summer, 2017. 

You can also read about the American Red Cross Clubmobiles and the brave women, the "Doughnut Dollies," who drove those Clubmobiles across Europe, Asia, and all fronts of World War II, serving our troops.

I have a separate page entitled "Feisty Women" which highlights women who have made a difference in history, whether they are well known or not. If you have a recommendation of a Feisty Woman that you'd like me to feature, please send the information to me via the Contact Me page on my website. I'm always looking for inspiring stories about remarkable women (and girls).

Thank you for your interest in my page, my book, and the history of feisty women.

February 6, 2017

Hi, all - My name is Barb Warner Deane and I am, among other things, an author of a WWII- era Historical, Women's Fiction novel entitled On The Homefront which is coming soon from The Wild Rose Press. I've been writing for more than 15 years, all my life, actually, so I'm very excited to have sold a book and am eagerly awaiting the chance to hold the published novel in my hands, hopefully in Summer, 2017.

On The Homefront is a story about three strong-willed women on the U.S. home front during World War II. The women, Lilly, Ruth, and Helen, live on a family farm in a small town in Upstate New York. World War II affected everyone, whether or not they went to the front lines, in a way that no military action since has. Rationing, making do, getting by, and chipping in was a way of life, and the responsibilities of life fell to the women who were left behind when their husbands, sons, brothers, and fathers went off to war.

Lilly and Helen take jobs in an aircraft engine company al...

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