My name is Barbara Anne Helberg. An award-winning author and photographer who grew up on a farm in Northwest Ohio, I still cherish the farmlands and the Ohio countryside.
My work as a journalist and free-lancer has been published in the Northwest-Signal, Napoleon; the Deshler Flag, Deshler; and the Leipsic Messenger, Leipsic, in Henry and Putnam counties, Ohio, in the 1960s, 1980s, and 1990s.
My 1968 Certificate of Recognition in "Fiction Writing" was awarded by the Famous Writers School, Westport, Connecticut. I also earned a 1995 Certificate of Completion in "How to Write Contemporary Fiction" from the University of Toledo Division of Continuing Education; and recognition certificates from the 1997 and 2002 Writer's Digest School's "The Novel Writing Workshop" and "Writing and Selling Short Stories", respectively.
In 1964, I graduated from Holgate High School, Holgate, Ohio, and in 1980-'81 successfully completed one year of college on the Dean's List at Defiance College, Defiance, Ohio, in Communications and Secondary Education.
Since the age of ten, I've thrilled particularly to the sports of baseball, basketball, football, and horse racing, have followed them passionately, and enjoy writing fiction stories about them.
I am adamant about animal rights, always have had a dog in my life, and love to walk with my canine companion.
Currently, I am happily retired to my continuing interests in writing, reading, photography, and sports. More of my work may be found at the WordPress and Pixoto websites.
In the fall of 2011, I received the honor of a "Hub Of The Day" award for my Hub entitled "Thoroughbred Racing and Unwanted Horses Rescue".