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Barbara DeMarco-Barrett Barbara DeMacro-Barrett

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett’s first book, Pen on Fire: A Busy Woman’s Guide to Igniting the Writer Within (Harcourt, 2004), a Los Angeles Times best-seller and a 2005 ASJA Best Book Award, is in its 8th printing. She has published essays and articles in Orange Coast Magazine, Westways, The Los Angeles Times, The Writer, Writer’s Digest, and more. Barbara has taught creative writing at UC-Irvine Extension since 2000. She produces and hosts the radio show, “Writers on Writing,” on KUCI-FM, which broadcasts from UC-Irvine. Barbara was named a Distinguished Instructor at UC-Irvine Extension, was awarded with Literary Magnet #1, on Orange Coast Magazine’s Best of Orange County list and was recently appointed literary critic for the magazine. She is founder of the Pen on Fire Writers Salon that takes place monthly in Corona del Mar. Her most recent publication is her short story, “Crazy for You,” included in Orange County Noir (Akashic, 2010). Visit www.penonfire.com for more on Barbara.

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Barbara DeMarco-Barrett is moderating the Fiction: Intimacy of Place panel during Session 2.

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

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