Hello, and Welcome!
My name is Barbara Elizabeth Walsh, and I write for children. I grew up in Pennsylvania, twenty miles outside of Philadelphia, and directly up the road from the Devon Horse Show.
While living in Pennsylvania I taught in a Catholic private school. After I married and moved to New Jersey, I taught in a public school system. But once my three sons were born I stopped teaching and volunteered to write publicity for local organizations. I also wrote a feature column for a regional newspaper.
I was inspired to write for children after uncovering a box of stories and poems I’d made up long ago. You may have read one of my stories in Highlights for Children or Cricket Magazine, and I thank you for that. Now I invite you to read my very first picture book beautifully illustrated by award-winning artist Layne Johnson entitled “The Poppy Lady.” I loved Layne’s paintings so much that I asked to use a few of his landscapes as background images for my web site.
It was my pleasure to write about someone so special. I hope you enjoy reading Moina's story.