She is an author who writes mystery stories in the genre of fiction. Barbara was born and raised in Ashville, Alabama. She attended the local public schools and graduated from an HBCU - Alabama A & M University in Huntsville, Alabama with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science.  
  During her professional career as a Program Manager and Information Technology Specialist, she worked for the Department of Defense as a civilian. She and her team were responsible for developing budgets, schedules, and other requirements for deploying computer equipment and security tools to the active-duty military for all Army Reserve and National Guard sites throughout the United States.

   She has lived and worked in multiple locations. They include Newport, Rhode Island, Washington, DC., Chattanooga, Tennessee, Huntsville, Alabama, Fairview Heights, IL, and now in Georgia with her husband.​
​   Barbara is an avid reader, and when not writing she enjoys traveling, quilting, and line dancin