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Barbara G. Tarn

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Barbara G.Tarn is a writer, sometimes artist, mostly a world-creator and story-teller. She has used the pen name B.G. Hope for the contemporary fiction, M/M romance and urban fantasy, and still uses Barbara Sangiorgio for her old stories in Italian.
She's been building her world of Silvery Earth for a number of years - stories, comprise shorts, novels and graphic novels. Her novella "The Hooded Man" has received an Honorable Mention at the Writers of the Future contest.
Some day she'll find someone to shoot professional pics, for the moment you're stuck with her self-portrait...
Find her books at various retailers: http://creativebarbwire.wordpress.com...
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Barbara G. Tarn making stuff up, creating worlds, watching characters interact in my head...
Barbara G. Tarn IMHO beta-readers shouldn't do it for cash.
If you want to make some cash, do editing, or proofreading.
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IMHO beta-readers shouldn't do it for cash.
If you want to make some cash, do editing, or proofreading.
Or, like you said, reading for audio books (you can probably sign up as narrator to those audio sites - I'm not doing audio books at this time, so I haven't researched the topic).
Or learn formatting ebooks and offer the service to writers.
Other authors might be willing to pay for beta-readers, though, so you never know...
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Barbara Tarn Chad wrote: "Barbara, thanx for accepting my friend request :)"

You're welcome, Chad! :) Welcome to Goodreads! ;)


Barbara Tarn Gaijinmama wrote: "Hi, Barbara. My name is Gaijinmama. You killed my father. Prepare to... yay, another Princess Bride fan!
Thanks for the friend request. We seem to have a lot in common and I'm looking forward to ge..."


heh! How about Labyrinth? I could quote from that too... Not to mention Lady Hawke... (who is better, Wes, Jaredh or Etienne Navarre? Choices! :D)


Gaijinmama Hi, Barbara. My name is Gaijinmama. You killed my father. Prepare to... yay, another Princess Bride fan!
Thanks for the friend request. We seem to have a lot in common and I'm looking forward to getting to know you.


Barbara Tarn Catherine wrote: "Hi Barbara - nice to meet you. :)
I haven't seen my Chicon schedule yet but I look forward to it."


I got mine today, so it's probably on its way! :)
Looking forward to it - my first Worldcon! :D


Catherine Hi Barbara - nice to meet you. :)
I haven't seen my Chicon schedule yet but I look forward to it.


Barbara Tarn Dustin wrote: "Howdy Barb!
Thanx for befriending "the dustin"... LOL

hugz & tugz
"the dustin""


Hey, where's the "like" button?! ;-)


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