Barbara Lois Hurt
  • Joined WSI in December 2012
Barbara Lois Hurt

Writing for WSI Magazine is an on-going pleasurable experience, as was the publishing of my first four books: Dragons and Dragoons, The Great Tree of Milden Worf, Catherine and Razmus and Juniper.

As a child, I was almost always daydreaming. You could say I kinda grew up believing in and then inevitably writing fairy tales, especially when life wasn't really much like one at all. So, I invented them to pass the time away when enduring lonely hours perplexed my mind, during my childhood. I was a loner. Yet, and therefore, the characters became vivid images which accompanied me through difficult adolescent years.

But even after those years, I enthusiastically continued to write, conjuring up new images that have been delightful new companions and a golden stream of enlightenment for me, reflecting my ups and downs in life.

Born in Reading, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., and a graduate of Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, I later decided to continue my studies in Art and Opera, in Europe―Austria and Italy, remaining then to study, work and live in Bologna, Italy. Here in Bologna, I also teach Art at the Kinder College Middle School (Elementary School) and, from time to time, I participate in Art exhibitions (oil paintings) and concerts.

Europe, like the U.S.A. and many other exciting countries or cities around the world, can be inspirational and an opportunity of a lifetime, enriching one's life―like, totally!

Articles by Barbara Lois Hurt