"The Unicycle in My Garage" was shortlisted for the 2017 Carte Blanche and Creative Nonfiction Collective essay contest.
"In the Matter of My Law Degree" will be appearing in bioStories Magazine in June 2017.
May 15, 2017: Celebrate Short Story Month with Barb and the other Shadies at Owl's Nest Books at 7 pm. http://www.owlsnestbooks.com/events/2017/5/15/the-shady-ladies
June 8, 2017: Barb hosts a a kid-friendly reading featuring the YA novels of Betty Jane Hegerat and Susan Ouriou at Loft 112 at 7 pm.
RECENT Stories IN ANTHOLOGIES
"MVP" - a short story for young adults, shortlisted for the 2015 CAA (Vancouver branch) short story contest - appears in National Voices 2016 (ISBN #978-0-9939091-1-5)
"Saturday Afternoon at the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, 1977" - a short story for adults - appears in The 2016 Long Lunch / Quick Reads Anthology (ISBN #978-1-988712-00-0). This story is also part of the Print(Ed) Word project, led by Loft 112 and Alberta Printmakers, that matches an Alberta printmaker with a story by an Alberta writer to produce limited edition artist books.
EmbedDed on the Home Front: WHERE MILITARY AND CIVILIAN LIVES CONVERGE
Co-edited by Barb Howard and Joan Dixon, this anthology of essays by 14 Canadian writers explores life on Canada’s military home front. It was the winner of a 2013 CBC Bookie Award and was chosen as a 2013/14 BC Book for BC Schools.