She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Church Communication Arts from Central Bible College with an emphasis on drama and media. In college she won a National Religious Broadcasters/Focus on the Family essay scholarship and wrote and directed a successful one act play. Her first novel was inspired by her college experiences and peppered with anecdotes from a New York City missions trip.
She’s a born-and-raised Missouri native living in Kansas City with her husband and dog, Herbie. As a former barista and graphic designer, she loves all things sparkly and purple and is always jonesing for a good cup of joe.
A Genesis Semi Finalist in the Young Adult category, she’s an active member of her local American Christian Fiction Writers chapter and a new SCBWI member. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Goodreads, and she blogs at barbarahartzler.com.
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