I’m often asked why I write. My short answer? Because I can’t sing.  But deeper than that is the real reason- I write because it is my purpose. A passion.

It’s not my only purpose or passion, but it is an integral part of who I am. Now, I am excited to begin anew with a fresh blog. Join me as I delve into the topics that drive me.

Military Topics: My first book, Front Toward Enemy, details my own experience with military justice gone awry. since my husband was killed and his killer acquiited I’ve stayed abreast of similar cases. In my military posts I’ll share these stories with you, as well as my own efforts to secure the Purple Heart for my husband.

Widow Topics:  Whether you’ve been widowed, know a widow, or have never been introduced to the land of bereavement, I dare you not to relate to these posts. My second book and the first in a trilogy, How to Woo a Widow sets the tone for the posts to appear in this section.

Inspiration: Ordinary people leading extraordinary lives. I have a slight addiction to their stories and I can’t wait to share them here. I’m blessed to personally know scads of these people, but I’m happy to share your stories too. Please feel free to comment and recommend your own story or that of someone you know to be featured here.

For more information or to get your own copy of my books, visit   http://www.barballenbooks.com/


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Barb Allen

Barb Allen

Barb Allen is all about resilience, patriotism, and the American Dream. She’s an author who has turned her own life’s tragedies and traumas into a best- selling book. She’s an expert at finding humor, blessings, and opportunity in both personal and professional adversities and she loves helping people build their own American Dream. Barb's husband, Lt Louis Allen, was killed in Iraq in 2005, along with the Commanding Officer. SSG Alberto Martinez was arrested and tried for their murders. He was acquitted after pleading guilty. This compounded tragedy sent Barb into a 10 year tailspin. Today she is stronger for her experiences and loves leading others through their own adversity. Her keynote talks reach audiences at their cores, and her books both entertain and move her readers. Barb and her fiance founded The Great American Syndicate, a patriotic platform featuring a community, podcasts, workshops, and live events.

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