Barbara Barnett

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Barbara Barnett is Publisher/Executive Editor of Blogcritics, (blogcritics.org) an Internet magazine of pop culture, politics and more, for which she has also contributed nearly 1,000 essays, reviews, and interviews over the past decade. Her book on the TV series House, M.D., Chasing Zebras is a quintessential guide to the themes, characters and episodes of the hit show.

She is an accomplished speaker, an annual favorite at MENSA's HalloWEEM convention, where she has spoken to standing room crowds on subjects as diverse as "The Byronic Hero in Pop Culture," "The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes," "The Hidden History of Science Fiction," and "Our Passion for Disaster (Movies)."

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Barbara Barnett It's like being an actor, in a way, getting my head wrapped around my characters, transporting them to unique settings and times, exploring new worlds…moreIt's like being an actor, in a way, getting my head wrapped around my characters, transporting them to unique settings and times, exploring new worlds.(less)
Barbara Barnett Write every day. Something. Don't go back and edit every chapter. Get it all down as a "sloppy copy." Edit later. Once it's all done.
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The Apothecary's Curse

3.77 avg rating — 144 ratings — published 2016 — 4 editions
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Chasing Zebras: The Unoffic...

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Alchemy of Glass

4.07 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 2020 — 4 editions
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DreamForge Magazine was kind enough to post a sample chapter from my new novel Alchemy of Glass.

“A triumphant return to the universe of Gaelan Erceldoune, Alchemy of Glass is radiant with intelligence and vibrant with the unsurpassed imagination of Barbara Barnett. A celebration of time, history, science, magic, technology, and love. One of the richest novels you’ll read this new decade,” says Ho Read more of this blog post »
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"The story of immortal apothecary Gaelen Erceldoune, so beautifully first told in 'The Apothecary's Curse," continues in Barbara Barnett's followup 'Alchemy of Glass.' Gaelen's discovery of a piece of glass in old friend Arthur Conan Doyle's journal p" Read more of this review »
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You don't NEED to read Apothecary first, but it helps to get the most out of the backstory. But you definitely can read Alchemy as a stand alone.
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Barbara Barnett Martha wrote: "Hi Barbara! Happy to meet you on Goodreads :)
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Martha Perez Hi Barbara! Happy to meet you on Goodreads :)
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