A LITTLE ABOUT BARBARA
With a plethora of writing under her belt and a variety of genres, Barbara Ann Derksen receives encouragement from 4 and 5 star reviews, the eager anticipation by readers for the next book, and a new reader discovering her existence.
Born in Canada, Barbara lived in the US for 12 years. There her writing surfaced as she worked under contract as a journalist for six years with over 2500 articles published in newspapers and magazines during that time. She began attending Colorado Christian Writer’s Conferences and each year, under the tutelage of great Christian writer’s like James Scott Bell, Angela Hunt, and others, she honed her skills and then published her first book in 2003.
With 19 books to her credit, one currently inactive and awaiting revision, each one surpasses the last, according to her readers. The new series has given them something to think about as she delves into the world of sex trafficking and pedophilia. Each book has its own message and seeks to instill in the reader a sense of purpose as it is lived out in the lives of the characters.
Barbara is a member of Emmanuel Evangelical Free Church in Steinbach, Manitoba, Christian Motorcyclists Association in Canada and the US. She attends a writer’s group in Steinbach once a month, and speaks about writing to various writers groups around the province. She has attended several Colorado Christian Writers Conferences in Estes Park, Colorado and taken courses from other sources to perfect her craft. Her speaking extends to churches, nursing homes, and biker rallies where the topics vary depending on the season. Wherever she goes, people hear about her love for God and her desire for all to share that love for themselves.
Barbara and her husband, Henry, have been married for 45 years, have four children, and nine grandchildren … and counting. Henry is a singer/songwriter with 8 CDs to his name. His soothing country gospel melodies encourage and entertain … words that come from his heart to God’s ears.