BARBARA’S BOOK

Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Wrestling with God: Stories of Doubt and Faith" book cover with photo of author Barbara Falconer Newhall

"Any seeker of any faith will be blessed to read the words of this fine author and observer."

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The Writing Room

I’m a writer who loves to talk about writing, so if you’re a writer or an aspiring writer I hope you'll stop by now and then and keep me company . . . You’ll find writing tips here as well as my thoughts on the writing life. Watch out, though. The Grammar Geek will be putting in her two cents from time to time.

Write Another Book? I Dunno . . .

The Bay Area Book Festival was held June 4 & 5, 2016 in Berkeley, California. Rob Bell signed copies of his "How to Be Here." He talked about -- write another book? Photo by Barbara Newhall

Write another book? I don’t mind the writing. What’s giving me pause is the grueling, humiliating work of promoting the darned thing once I’ve written it. Author Rob Bell had some advice. Read more.

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The Bay Area Book Festival — My Idea of a Good Time

The Bay Area Book Festival was held June 4 & 5, 2016 in the streets and indoor venues of downtown Berkeley, California. The Lacuna sculpture garden and book giveaway.

If you are up and at ’em this fine Sunday morning, it’s not to late to head on over to downtown Berkeley for the Bay Area Book Festival. Treat yourself to 300 authors, 230 exhibitors and 150 programs. Read more.

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From the Eric Hoffer Book Award — More Kudos for ‘Wrestling with God’

The Eric Hoffer Book Award is in honor of American working class philosopher Eric Hoffer

“Wrestling with God” is a finalist in an international competition named for the American longshoreman-philosopher Eric Hoffer. Read more.

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My IPPY Gold Book Award — Celebrating High Above Chicago

Veda Stamps ("Flexible Wings," IMO Books), barbara Newhall ("Wrestling with God"), Laura A. Ackley ("San Francisco's Jewel City," Heyday), Aleta George ("Ina CoolBrith," Shifting Plates Press) at IPPY awards 2016. Photo by Jon Newhall

I went to Chicago to collect an IPPY gold book award for “Wrestling with God” — and celebrate with other winning authors. Read more.

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Oakland Tribune: The Trib Is Dead, Long Live the Tribbers

On April 4, 2016, former employees of the Oakland, California, Tribune, had a wake in honor of the paper's last day of publication. Photos by Barbara Newhall

The Oakland Tribune is dead. But dozens of Trib staffers live on. On the California paper’s last day, they gathered for a wake. Read more.

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Orinda Books to Host Local Authors — Including Me — on Saturday

Maria, the proprietor of Orinda Books, CA, and author Barbara Falconer Newhall. Photo by Jon Newhall

Join me at Orinda Books’ first Local Author Festival on Saturday, April 23. Refreshments! Books! Authors! Read more.

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