Bio: Barbara Quinn's short stories have appeared in print and online magazines and journals, including Muse Apprentice Guild, The Ledge and laZer. Her short story, The Clambake, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2002 and her work has won awards from Writer's Digest and the Melic Review. She has been a Features Editor for Strictly Scarsdale, a reporter for The Scarsdale Inquirer, and for a time wrote a legal column for laymen for a local paper.
She is the Publisher & Managing Editor of the award-winning The Rose & Thorn Literary E-zine, (http://www.theroseandthornezine.com/ (established 1998) The zine's honors include being named one of Writer's Digest's 101 Best Websites for Writers, one of Writer's Digest's top five "Internet Envy" sites and Top 30 Fiction Markets, and being named a Preditors & Editors Truly Useful Site.
Barbara loves to travel and has visited 47 states, plus many countries on four continents. She's ridden a camel in the Canary Islands, attended the opera in Vienna and spent time in an absinthe bar in Budapest. When she was 19, she hitched across Europe with a backpack. For a time, she owned a motorcycle, and a pink-suede biker jacket.
For ten years she practiced law. She held the position of North Salem Town Attorney, and Westchester Assistant County Attorney, and spent time in private practice, writing everything from zoning ordinances to manure pile rules. Before that, she worked at many jobs including, process server, lingerie sales clerk, waitress, and postal worker. She's a native New Yorker, born in the Bronx, and raised on Long Island and in Westchester. Currently she resides in Rockland County, NY and Bradley Beach, NJ with her husband, Tom.
She's the author of four novels: The Speed of Dark, a fantasy novel, Hardhead, a suspense novel, 36C a mainstream/women's fiction novel, and Slings and Arrows, a women's fiction/paranormal novel.
Visit Barbara's Website at: http://www.theroseandthornezine.com and http://www.theroseandthornezine.com/Bios/bella.html