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Barbara Wood

UK flag (b.1947)

aka Kathryn Harvey

Barbara Wood was born January 30, in Warrington, England (near Liverpool).   Together with her parents and older brother, she immigrated to the United States.   She grew up in Southern California and attended Los Angeles Schools.   After High School, Barbara attended the University of California at Santa Barbara but left to train as a surgical technician.  During this time, Barbara held numerous jobs, before she sold her first novel in 1976.  To date, Barbara has written 25 books, including three under a pen name.
When not writing, Barbara often takes time to enjoy the work of other authors,  She also likes to play golf with her husband, Walt.

Genres: Historical
Butterfly (as by Kathryn Harvey)
   1. Butterfly (1988)
   2. Stars (1992)
   3. Private Entrance (2005)
   Vital Parts (1970) (with Nancy Fisher)
   The Magdalene Scrolls (1978)
   Hounds and Jackals (1978)
   Yesterday's Child (1979)
   Curse This House (1979)
   Night Trains (1979)
   Childsong (1981)
   The Watch Gods (1981)
   Domina (1983)
   Vital Signs (1985)
   Soul Flame (1987)
   Green City in the Sun (1988)
   The Gifts of Peace (1989)
   The Dreaming (1991)
   Virgins of Paradise (1993)
   The Prophetess (1996)
   Perfect Harmony (1998)
   Sacred Ground (2001)
   The Blessing Stone (2003)
   The Star of Babylon (2005)
   Daughter of the Sun (2007)
   Woman of a Thousand Secrets (2008)
   The Divining (2012)
   The Serpent and the Staff (2013)
   Rainbows on the Moon (2014)
   Land of the Afternoon Sun (2016)
   The Far River (2018)
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Barbara Wood recommends
The Queen's Prophet (2017)
Dawn Patitucci
"Impeccably researched, The Queen's Prophet offers a rare glimpse into an age that was at once colorful, magical, and beautiful but also brutal and violent--a world few people today can begin to imagine, but wonderfully and vividly rendered by the author. The reader is drawn into a world of passions, loyalties, betrayals and ruthless court intrigue filled with twists and surprises. In Mari we have a heroine who is unique, sympathetic, strong, and we pull for her all the way. An impressive debut."

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