Lesley Barker

Most people think this fat lady is pretty nice but I have always told my 7 kids that I practice my meanness exercises every day. Mostly I take risks, don't use recipes, love life, read avariciously and putter in my garden when it is nice outside. I must be grown up because I promised one four year old who asked what I would be when I grew up that I would be a grandma and I am one...but I still feel like always...I even reverted to my hippy roots by growing out my used to be black hair- but that phase has passed again now. As for what I write - when it is fiction I find myself exploring the tension produced when authentic faith is juxtaposed with dysfunctional/abusive marriages...so don't be surprised if you find it difficult to assign to a particular genre. Thanks for noticing, by the way.

Favourite books

  • A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L'Engle
  • Surprised By Joy, C.S. Lewis
  • The Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, E. L. Konigsburg
  • Christy, Catherine Marshall
  • Memoirs of a Geisha, Arthur Golden
  • To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
  • Frankenstein, Mary Shelley

My bookshelf Books I'm backing

The Hiss of the Hourglass
The Hiss of the Hourglass

by Mungo Blunt

It is 1771. The schooner ‘Shamrock’ crosses the Atlantic with a dangerous cargo; a captain on a rescue mission, a freedom fighter, and three spies.

To Kill a Dead Man
To Kill a Dead Man

by Dan D. Andreescu

A story about Saddam's Iraq, the doubles who died in his place, the Mukhabarat, the CIA and a Russian oil tsar with a special agenda.

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  • mumu's avatar

    mumu wrote 6 months, 1 week ago

    Hi Lesly,

    Hmm, you write a lively bio. You write about matters that most concern me as a writer (faith in an abusive situation). I wonder if you would take a look at my book, which is, I would guess, right up your alley--in interest. Is there some of your writing I might look at. Muriel