Barbara Gurney

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About Barb

In her non-writing life Barbara (nee Hannah) has;

       beaten AC/DC front man Bon Scott in a drumming competition (1963) 

       played the last train out of Perth 1978 (Fremantle line later re-opened), 

       and held 50metre breaststroke records at AUSSSIE (45-50yr olds).

She's been a debt collector and a secretary amongst other collective nouns. 

Barb has two adult children. Her son lives in Prague with his wife and three children, thus giving Barbara and her husbgand a glorious holiday destination with free accommodation. A locally based daughter and son-in-law makes sure she has people to spoil without an airfare being necessary.

Barbara likes nothing better than to tap away on the computer, creating characters worth remembering and hiding her's and other people's life experiences in the pages. She finds satisfaction in writing stories for readers to enjoy.

Barb is a member of Gosnells Writers Circle Inc. (PR Officer)


Writefree Women's Group @ KSP Writing Centre.

What's next?

I'm working on many pieces ...

Purple and Other Hues, a collection of short stories and poems with a theme of colour, 

has been accepted for publication by Ginninderra Press. 

Due early 2018 


"Lessons of the Universe by Imogene Castledine" - a novella length of short stories that come together to show the essence of Imogene's life. She is determined to follow her father's advice: One person can make a difference

Thrilled to advise a publisher will be offering a contract in 2018. 

Also playing around with a 5 part series for children - an environmental touch with fairies and a unicorn,Braka, Gyan, Silkie & Vereska,  showing the way.

Rainbows, Great Barrier Reef, Uluru ...

And a new novel is on the top of the pile for editing.

Doors of Prague

Have you ever wanted to run away?

Its 'third draft' finished at 66,000 words. 

An emotional piece based in Prague, where I've visited many times, often for long breaks, and left a big piece of my heart.

Oh .. then there's ...

        Tess and Honey - two puppies who go on an adventure

and ... 

       The House on Redhill Corner (novella) - Where will the man with the hat pop up next?

and trying to find someone who loves them as much as I do ... (publishers, please note)

Etc, etc.