About the Women

Becky Haigler is retired after 24 years of teaching Spanish and reading in Texas public secondary schools. Her poetry has appeared in national and regional periodicals. Her short stories for adolescents have been published by several denominational publishing houses. Two of her short stories are included in the anthology Able to… (NeoNuma Arts Press, 2006) and her own collection of magic realism stories not so GRIMM: gentle fables and cautionary tales was the first fiction offering from Laughing Cactus Press. While living in Shreveport, Louisiana, Becky served as president of the Shreveport Writers Club and was a member of the Shreverport Regional Arts Council’s Artists Roster. Currently a resident of St. Louis, Becky is a member of the St. Louis Writers Guild.  She and husband Dave enjoy Missouri but regret being further than ever from the grandchildren in Texas.

Barbara B. Rollins lives in Abilene, Texas, a retired judge who began writing while waiting for lawyers. Her children’s books include the novel Syncopated Summer and a forensic series Fingerprint Evidence, Ballistics, Cause of Death, and Blood Evidence. Her Eagle Wings Press book A Time for Verse – poetic ponderings on Ecclesiastes was joined in 2011 by A Cloud of Witnesses – Two Big Books and Us, written with OAStepper, author of Slender Steps to Sanity – Twelve Step Notes of HopeBarbara’s work has appeared in Byline, Kidz Ch@t, R*A*D*A*R, and Off the Record, an anthology of poetry by lawyers as well as in the Silver Boomer Books anthologies and other works. The past president of Abilene Writers Guild maintains several websites including those of Silver Boomer Books and her www.SharpWriters.com. She travels at will, often visiting sons and daughters-in-love along with a special set of twin grandsons.