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Meet Barbara Shepherd

Barbara Shepherd is an award-winning artist, writer, and poet. Her creative and technical work has appeared in books, magazines and newspapers. Read More.


"Under Western Stars" by Western Fictioneers released in November 2020! Shepherd has a short story in the anthology - joining other authors who are also members of Western Fictioneers and writing western literature.
"Under Western Stars" is available from Amazon and other bookstores.
(Note: Shepherd won a First Place Award in Short Story from Norman Galaxy of Writers for her "Blood Money" in this book.)
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Book of western short stories


"A Christmas Anthology" by Doodle and Peck released in December 2019! Shepherd has a short story in the anthology - joining other authors and illustrators, all with books published by Doodle and Peck Publishing.
"A Christmas Anthology" is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other retailers, and from the publisher.
Doodle and Peck Publishing

Book of short stories and artwork related to Christmas.

 "Yule Tidings" by Prosateurs released November 1, 2019!!                 Shepherd has a food article, a book excerpt, and 10 recipes in the anthology - joining six other authors to bring you essays, articles, poems, short stories, devotionals, recipes and more to celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's holidays. (Click on the NEWS tab above for the complete press release.) Yule Tidings is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, BooksAMillion, Lulu, and other online retailers, and from the Prosateurs members while supplies last. For more information, including book signing dates and locations, visit the group’s website at Prosateurs.blogspot.com.

 Yule Tidings Book Cover

 Shepherd wins "Voice of the Fair Poet" in 2019

  Book to be read at Guthrie Author Fair


2019 OWFI Awards

Barbara displays four more wins at the OWFI Conference 2019, along with the help of her Doodle and Peck Publishing friend, Marla F. Jones.


"The Untamed West"Anthology - Western Fictioneers


            "The Potbelly Pig Promise" Picture Book (Hardcover & Softcover & e-book)

 Click here for a cute book trailer!  Front Cover of Picture Book - The Potbelly Pig Promise

 Front Cover of Novel - River Bend

"River Bend"

      Mainstream Historical Novel (Paperback & e-book)