"This is a great book." Devin Ash, 8th grader
"I want to know what happens next..." Cole Spraker, 8th grader
"I love it." Erica Chen, 8th grader
About the Author
Barbara was born in Colorado and still resides there. A lifelong love for horses and the outdoors led to a life of farming, ranching, and managing a feedlot. She spearheaded a ten-year project in rural eastern Colorado to establish The Grassroots Community Center, park, and health clinic. A board member of the Foundation for nine years, she became the Executive Director of the Center when it opened. After retiring from ranching, her long dormant love for writing bloomed and she returned to school, earning a BA in English Literature from UCCS. A lifelong love of T.H.White's classic, "The Once and Future King" and her granddaughter's love for dragon stories were a major inspiration for "Rhyaden." Barbara's first novel, "Wait Here, Wait There" was released in 2012. This work deals with the realities of Alzheimer's and pushing one's self through and beyond grief. At the same time, she wrote this first novel, she and her daughter co-wrote a five-book series of children's picture books, The Badger Books. The mother of three children, and grandmother of five, Barbara loves gardening, kayaking, bike riding, snow-shoeing, and visiting National Parks. Through her bi-weekly blog barbaraktyner.wordpress.com she corresponds with people around the globe on all topics of everyday life.