6th Literary Orange
Saturday, April 14, 2012

UC Irvine Student Center

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Barbara DeMarco-Barrett Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett’s first book, Pen on Fire: A Busy Woman’s Guide to Igniting the Writer Within (2004), squeaked onto the Los Angeles Times best-seller list and was honored with a 2005 American Society of Journalists and Authors Outstanding Book Award. Her short story, “Crazy for You,” based in Costa Mesa, was published in the noir anthology, Orange County Noir (2010). She has worked as an Avon lady, auto parts runner, baker, waitress, crisis intervention counselor, secretary, semiconductor inspector, and more. Her essays and articles have seen print in Orange Coast Magazine, Westways, The Los Angeles Times, The Writer, Writer’s Digest, Poets & Writers, The Toronto Sun, Sunset, and more. She teaches “Jumpstart Your Writing” online for Gotham Writers Workshop. She co-hosts “Writers on Writing,” broadcasting from UC-Irvine and streaming at www.kuci.org and iTunes / college radio. Barbara was recognized with a Distinguished Instructor Award in 2001 at UC-Irvine Extension and awarded with Literary Magnet #1, on Orange Coast Magazine’s Best of Orange County list, 2008. She is founder of the Pen on Fire Speakers Writers Salon. She blogs about writing at http://penonfire.blogspot.com.

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Barbara DeMarco-Barrett is moderating the Memoirs: Life Goes On panel during Session A.

Pen on Fire: A Busy Woman's Guide to Igniting the Writer Within
Pen on Fire: A Busy Woman's Guide to Igniting the Writer Within