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Ep 70: Holiday Books with Barbara Barrett

Today’s episode is a fun interview with cozy mystery author Barbara Barrett. You may recognize Barbara because she’s been on the podcast before. Her episode is linked below.

Listen to Barbara Barrett’s first interview on Literary Escapes:

Ep 50: Author Interview with Barbara Barrett

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Meet Barbara Barrett

Author Barbara Barrett

About Barbara

Barbara Barrett started reading mysteries when she was pregnant with her first child to keep her mind off things like her changing body and food cravings. When she’d devoured as many Agatha Christies as she could find, she branched out to English village cozies and Ellery Queen.

Later, to avoid a midlife crisis, she began writing fiction at night when she wasn’t at her day job in human resources for Iowa State Government. After releasing eleven full-length romance novels and two novellas, she returned to the cozy mystery genre, using one of her retirement pastimes, the game of mah jongg, as her inspiration. Not only has it been a great social outlet, but it has also helped keep her mind active when not writing. 

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In This Episode

I had so much fun chatting with author Barbara Barrett and here are some of the questions we got answered:

  • What’s your favorite holiday memory
  • What holiday books she’s sharing with us
  • Her favorite holiday book
  • Where to connect with her this holiday season

Books Mentioned in this Episode

  1. The Dragon Lady Gets Her Due

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2. Skipping Christmas by John Grisham

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3. The Best Christmas Pagent Ever by Barbara Robinson

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Connect with Author

Barbara would love to hear from you! So, here’s how you can keep in touch with her:


Facebook Page: Barbara Barrett, Author

Other Resources You’ll Love

If you enjoyed this episode, then you’ll want to check out these ones next.

Ep 67: Holiday Books Around the World

Ep 68: Holiday Books with Kerry Evelyn

Ep 22: 5 Amazing Cozy Mystery series with Vicki Delany

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