Barbara DeMarco-Barrett’s published works include the inspirational writing book, Pen on Fire (2004), a Los Angeles Times bestseller and winner of the 2005 ASJA Best Book award. Her short story, “Crazy for You,” published in Orange County Noir, was chosen for USA Noir: Best of the Akashic Noir Series along with Joyce Carol Oates and Michael Connelly. Her nonfiction has appeared in The Writer, Los Angeles Review of Books, Authors Guild Bulletin, Poets & Writers, Beach Reads, Orange Coast, and the Los Angeles Times. DeMarco-Barrett teaches at Saddleback College and online at Gotham Writer’s Workshop. She hosts Writers on Writing on KUCI-FM (streaming live Weds. 9 a.m. at kuci.org) and founded the Pen on Fire Speaker Series in Newport Beach.