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Intimate memoir depicts change and discovery between mom

and daughter — and how it’s never too late to come of age.

The Red Kitchen:
A Memoir

Published by She Writes Press
Softcover $16.95 (264pp)

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Upcoming Podcasts

August 25, 2021


Writes4Women is all about celebrating women’s voices. Read my blogpost for August 25th

August 17, 2021

Wine, Women, and Words: A Literary Podcast

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Podcast – August 17th

March 10, 2021

One Voice Est. 2003

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Podcast – March 10th

Nicole Braddock Bromley and Mary O’Brien

Inspiring hope, healing, and change through education and awareness programs on sexual abuse, assault, and trafficking.

March 25, 2021

The Write Start

More about the show:
The Write Start teaches you everything you need to know to start and build a successful and profitable freelance writing career. In jam-packed episodes, professional writer Lisa Iannucci will chat with other professional non-fiction, fiction, essay, and memoir writers who will share secrets to their success and discuss the pitfalls and obstacles to having a successful writing career. Lisa will also share her personal experiences from her own career. You’ll learn so much in this podcast and you’ll keep coming back for more! It’s time for The Write Start!

Airs on April 8, 2021

Big Blend Radio Interview

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The interview airs on April 8th and appears in the May magazine.

An hour-long chat with a mother and daughter team to talk about mothers and daughters, working in Kenya, and women making their way in the world.

April 5 – 11, 2021

Book Q&A's with Deborah Kalb

My Q&A with Deborah Kalb on her blog will post on week of April 5th – 11th

Story Circle Network

Book Review of The Red Kitchen

Fab After 50

Questions and Answers Interview – from across the “pond” in the UK.

At Fab after Fifty we are passionate about women over fifty making the best of their lives. There has never been a better time to be 50! We’d love you to join in the conversation. Be Seen. Be Heard. Don’t be invisible. Be Fab after Fifty!


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Forever Young

Hi, I’m Nicola! Forever Young Autobiographies website is the place to learn how to write and self-publish life stories for family and friends so that unique memories live on.

Here’s a brief podcast and a link to the Q&A on the writing process.


Sanctuary is an online magazine for women who want to learn more about themselves and their world, to experience creative vision and to learn how to improve their overall well-being.

Read an excerpt from The Red Kitchen in April

Fear 2 Freedom

Check out my blog post here in April

Women Writers, Women's Books

Watch for my Guest Article to post April 6th

Easiest to search for “Barbara Clarke”

The Bellingham Sock Monkey Project

Reading for a Cause event.

Monday, May 10th, 2021 at 6:30 PM (PDT)

15 copies of The Red Kitchen were mailed to supporters of the Bellingham Sock Monkey Project. Reading for a Cause!
A wonderful experience. Thanks June and Jenny.

How I Changed My Mother-Daughter Relationship – June 1, 2021


Coming Soon!

WE magazine for women

Worth Reading – Summer 2021  From Memoirs to Novels to Non-Fiction – Here are the top 5 books on WE Magazine for Women’s reading list for May 2021 – Yay! The Red Kitchen was first on the list.


Caregiver Warrior

There are so many great reads out there. The Red Kitchen was her first pick for May 23, 2021

May Mini-Book Review!

Hasty Book List

What fun to be one of the 25 authors!

Hasty Book List

Podcast on Parenting

May 13, 2021

A great chat with two bright young women

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