An archive of Barbara Linn’s posts can be found HERE.
BARBARA LINN PROBST is a writer, blogger, former teacher and therapist, and “serious amateur” pianist living on an historic dirt road in New York’s Hudson Valley.
Her debut novel QUEEN OF THE OWLS launched in April 2020 from She Writes Press. The story of a woman’s search for wholeness framed around the art and life of Georgia O’Keeffe, QUEEN OF THE OWLS has garnered stellar advance praise; it was named one of the most anticipated books of 2020 by Working Mother, and will be the May 2020 selection for the Pulpwood Queens, a network of nearly 800 book clubs across the U.S.
Her second novel is slated for publication in April 2021.
Before switching to fiction, Barbara published two nonfiction books and more scholarly articles than she cares to remember. She’s proudest of WHEN THE LABELS DON’T FIT (Random House, 2008), a book to help parents raise, understand, and nurture out-of-the-box children. An out-of-the-box child herself, Barbara has a PhD in Clinical Social Work and worked for many years counseling, teaching, doing qualitative research, and advocating for people with mental and emotional challenges. She’s also a travel junkie and spent amazing chunks of time in places like Turkey, Iceland, Egypt, Spain, Israel, Scotland, and Italy.