Now, Cat has always been a firm believer that each of us has a story to tell and at least one book we can write about our lives. I am about to share this with you and what my new friend, Barb, has done. Barbara released her new book, a collection of short stories that will “touch” your heart, afford you some giggles, and so much more!
I am about halfway within reading her book, and each time I read one story and say it’s my favorite, I read the next one and change my mind, Seriously! I feel it indeed will be the next “Chicken Soup For The Soul” big hit! Here is more about the author and her new book.
~The Avid Reading Cat
ABOUT THE AUTHOR ~ Barbara Daniels Dena
Barbara Daniels Dena is a new independent author of her eclectic book debut of “For the Soul: A Collection of Short Stories,” released in August 2021. Almost a memoir, this unique collection of inspiring short stories of ‘good ole fashioned living,’ along with many past and present memories and life experiences that tug on the heart, warming stories, and fictional tall tails delighting readers worldwide. The book is available for purchase on Amazon Books, Amazon Kindle, and many fine online book sites.
Barbara began writing at an early age as a lover of “Make-Believe.” Today, her writing has developed from memories of family experiences, various compilations of events in her life, and her love of animals. She is willing to admit that her vivid imagination plays a role in her stories. The author is an Illinois native who has lived in many places; as Barb says, like a free-spirited “Gypsy,” she has lived and worked in Illinois, Washington, Idaho, Georgia, but Ultimately, coming home settling back in the Quad Cities area of Illinois.
Barbara is a proud mother of two grown children. She was a business owner, ran a Temp Agency, then transitioned into her passion for floral design, opened, owned, and ran several floral shops. Her favorite flower is the “Casablanca Lily.” Her favorite color is Red, and when she isn’t writing, Barbara spends her free time oil painting, enjoys quilting, knitting, and reading.
Her favorite book is “Death Be Not Proud” by John J. Gunther. Her first love is and always will be playing with her fur baby, a little Yorkie named Zoe. She continues to write from her cozy nook as she gazes over a pond full of geese and ducks. On many days it is more gazing than writing.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Memories and fiction fill this collection with humor, heartwarming compassion, and spine-tingling fright from the author’s own experiences and an imagination she can barely control. Quilts, children, and dogs have always played a large part in the author’s life. Therefore, it is not surprising to find stories of warm quilts wrapped around her tales or tails.
A trait the reader discovers in Barbara’s writing is that much like life, nothing within the covers of this book will be what one expects.
What Goodreads Readers Are Sharing!
For the Soul
by Barbara Daniels Dena (Goodreads Author)
J. Schlenker‘s review 5-stars
Aug 21, 2021
“It was amazing!
A delightful array of stories that show us we can derive joy from both the simplicities and the complexities of life.”
“Barbara Daniels Dena certainly warms my soul with her stories. I love the look into animal psyche she presents. I can tell her life experiences are throughout the stories. I was captivated immediately. I look forward to more from this talented author.”
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