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Barbara G. Tarn

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Barbara G.Tarn had an intense life in the Middle Ages that stuck to her through the centuries. She prefers swords to guns, long gowns to mini-skirts, and even though she buried the warrior woman, she deplores the death of knights in shining chainmail. She likes to think her condo apartment is a medieval castle, unfortunately lacking a dungeon to throw noisy neighbors and naughty colleagues in. Also known as the Lady with the Unicorns, these days she prefers to add a touch of fantasy to all her stories, past and present – when she’s not wandering on her fantasy world of Silvery Earth or in her Star Minds futuristic universe. She’s a writer, sometimes artist, mostly a world-creator and story-teller. Two of her stories received an Honorable Me ...more

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Barbara G. Tarn 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…more
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 G. Tarn making stuff up, creating worlds, watching characters interact in my head...
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Books of the Immortals - Air

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Lady Ice

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Mind Link (Star Minds #2)

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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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