Why I Write





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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One Reply to “Why I Write”

  1. I, for one, am so glad that you do write. Your perspective on daily living is inspiring, that you can find joy, happiness and even humor – in a place where most would have lost their minds – is amazing. Keep on trucking! Whether you realize it or not – you inspire with your words. Thank you for writing.

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