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Started Oct 25, 2007

Supernatural Phenomenon: Do you believe it exists? If so post your own experience with the unknown.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by padma narayanswamy Sep 17, 2007.

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Something About Me and My Book:
Barbara Watkins resides in Missouri with her husband of thirty-three years, and her faithful, loving, boxweiler pup named ‘Hooch.’

At an early age, she experienced what she referred to as – supernatural phenomenon, As a teenager she kept a diary in which she documented several of her disturbing nightmares, in which she would ultimately incorporate into several of her writings.

In her writings, she loves to evoke a false sense of security and expectations as she leads her reader into a world of the unknown.

Her articles on various subjects, short stories, and poetry, have appeared in The Heartland Writers Guild, 2008 New York Skyline Review, and several on-line publications.

Cold Coffee Magazine accepted her article, A Testament To Poets, for their second issue released in print and is available online at Cold Coffee Magazine.

She has done book reviews for Atlantic Publishing, and is currently a full time book reviewer for and Allbooks Review.

Barbara Watkins is a member of The Thriller Writers Association, and The National Writers Association. Her charitable contributions include supporting the Partner in Hope program through the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Publications: Thorns of an Innocent Soul – Mortal Abomination – Awaken Spirit – and
Hollowing Screams.

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My (digital short) 'Awaken Spirit' is Available from Amazon for FREE Download to your Kindle for a Short Time!

Yahooo, AWAKEN SPIRIT is ranking in at 1,083 Kindle store, #21 in Genre Fiction-Horror-Ghost - thanks to all of you who have downloaded…


Posted on January 14, 2012 at 2:23am

Sending out a sincere thank you to everyone!

I would like to take this time to thank everyone who has voted for my book cover 'Thorns of an Innocent Soul.' If you have not voted as yet, there is still time. I sincerely appreciate your support.

Here's the link,

Thanks everyone,

Barbara Watkins

Posted on April 26, 2009 at 10:34pm

Holiday Memories and Trimming the Christmas Tree

Ahhhh, I love this time of year! Trimming the Christmas tree, hanging lights and the smell of pies cooking in my mothers kitchen brings back many fond memories. My mother would go through many boxes of ornaments that she'd saved over the years reminiscing over all of them. She would strategically place all of hers in just the perfect spot. Our tree resembled the one that sat in the Macy's window display other than, it didn't have our trees special touch including, but not limited to popcorn…


Posted on December 9, 2007 at 7:27pm

Our Holiday Halloween

Our Halloween trick-or-treat customs actually descended from a belief that the family dead would bring gifts or so called goodies to the children upon their temporary return from the other side. If you stop to think about that, it makes quite a bit of sense. Gifts, food and sweets are still a standard method today when it comes to attracting our children to other holidays such as, Christmas and Easter.

Our celebration of Halloween rituals are relics of the pagan, or what was known as…


Posted on October 30, 2007 at 8:33pm

Skyline Magazine Accepts My Short Story for Print Publication

Skyline Magazine accepted one of my short stories for their print magazine due out this Winter. I can't tell everyone how excited I was to receive the news! I submitted my work a few months ago and had almost given up hope on hearing from anyone. So for everyone else out there waiting to hear back from an editor, publisher, agent, or magazine about your work don't give up hope. Keep submitting and Keep the faith!

Posted on September 30, 2007 at 5:44pm

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At 11:04am on March 30, 2010, Kate L gave Barbara a gift
I just wanted to introduce myself and my blog, The Book Buff: Book Reviews for Regular People. Check it out at
At 11:34pm on July 3, 2008, Brian L Porter said…
Thanks for the congratulations Barbara. You know how much I appreciate your kind words.

Best regards

At 11:09pm on January 23, 2008, david b mclaughlin said…
Thanks Barbara. Probably more tired than proud at this point!
At 6:06pm on December 20, 2007, Mary J. Dressel said…
Hey, Barbara,

Hope everything is going well! Thanks for the tree! My tree here just went up yesterday!
At 6:33pm on December 18, 2007, Mary J. Dressel said…
At 5:49pm on December 2, 2007, George Wilder Jr. said…
Barbara, thanks so much for that. It made me really smile. God Bless.
At 2:42pm on December 2, 2007, Shayla V. McClellon said…
Thanks for the christmas tree because I don't have mine
Have a great weekend!
At 4:35pm on December 1, 2007, Mary J. Dressel said…
At 7:21am on December 1, 2007, Shayla V. McClellon said…
Hey Barbara!
I appreciate your comment on my article "Staying Motivated when your book is not." I am trying to hang in's difficult sometimes as you well know. BTW...I do believe in the supernatural..I've had too many things happen to me not to...keep up the good blogging..and wishes..Shayla
At 12:32pm on November 27, 2007, Author & Book Promotions said…
Hi Barbara,

I just stopped by to say hello and that I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!


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