Barbara Ehrentreu lives in Stamford, CT with her family. If I Could Be Like Jennifer Taylor, her first book won second prize in Preditors & Editors as Best Young Adult Book for 2011. After is her second book. Barbara has a poetry book, You’ll Probably Forget Me: Living With and Without Hal, which won Honorable Mention in the NLAPW (National League of American Pen Women) Vinnie Ream contest for 2017. Several of her poems are published in the anthologies: Poets Unify World, Metaphorphosis: Speaking in Tan(g)ka, Poets Unify World, Crossroads: A Poet’s Life Journey, Poets To Come: Walt Whitman Bicentennial Anthology for 2019, Queen, World Poetry Open Mic 2016-,2020, Prompted: An International Collection of Poetry, Beyond the Dark Room, Storm Cycle and Backlit Barbell. In addition, her short screenplay “The Kiss” won 1st Prize for Romantic short screenplay, and Honorable Mention. Best Dialogue in a Short at Action on Film. She is the Regional Director for the West for Motivational Strips, the world’s most visited writers’ website, and she has received several awards from Motivational Strips and foreign governments: World Poetic Pillar 2021 from Khazakhstan, the coveted Indian Independence Day Honor from Gujarat Shaitya Academy on August 15, 2020, Cesar Vallejo Premier Mundio 2020 from Union Hispanomundial de Escritores (UHS) and Motivational Strips, Premio Mundial A La Excelencia Literaria 2019-2020, The Order of Shakespeare Medal. 2019, 2021. From Khazakhstan she received World Poetic Star, August 23, 2019. She has a blog, Barbara’s Meanderings, and hosts a radio show on Blog Talk Radio, Books & Entertainment Tales from the Pages, once a month. On Facebook she is a member of several poetry groups: The Garden of Poetry and Prose, Inspiration Through Love and Light, Sargam – For Arts, Literature and Music, Poeming Friends, WPOM Poets and Friends, and Poets Attic. She belongs to Greenwich Pen Women Letters and SCBWI.