Barbara Gurney

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Barbara Gurney, nee Hannah

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Road to Hanging Rock

The Promise

Footprints of a Stranger

Life's Shadows

Purple and Other Hues

Ribbons of Love

Stockist of The Promise, 

Road to Hanging Rock, 

Footprints of a Stranger &

Life's Shadows 

Purple and Other Hues

Lessons of the Universe with Imogene Constantine

Ribbons of Love


Amazon, Kindle, Smashwords


Just Add Passion Emporium

Richardson Road, Stoneville

The Promise & Purple and Other Hues available from 

Cafe GG

The Vale Shopping Centre

Warton Road, Canning Vale

Barely Books by Barb

Treat yourself - spoil a friend   

A range of literary gifts - see separate tab

prices from $5

Lessons of the Universe with Imogene Constantine

Published by Serenity Press

Imogene was taught by her father that the world can be changed one person at a time, and she should be vigilant in being part of the adventure.

In a series of stories, Imogene reveals herself a little at a time, while gathering new friends. 

She is a unique individual who responds to people she encounters in a quirky, eccentric, but reassuring way. Ever eager to guide her newly acquired friends through lessons which will enhance their life, Imogene reveals their weaknesses and their strengths.

Butterflies appear, teaching appreciation of time, and a blank jigsaw is given to a young lady to show that life sometimes fits together without a reason.

Imogene believes some days should be counted, and that material gain is not as important as love.

In the end, she remains true to the Lessons from the Universe and moves on to find new friends waiting for her guidance.

People come into each other’s lives for different reasons – Imogene just happens to have the ability to see a need and respond to it.

I like that in a person

In her non-writing life Barbara 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 AUSSIE (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. 

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


Writefree Women's Group @ KSP Writing Centre.


Those stories, sitting on the computer, well-formed but needing concentration:

The Little Cricket - a true Czech tale from family

The Green Book of Short Stories

The Blue Book of Short Stories

The Dusty Heart - novella

The House on Redhill Corner - novella

The Games Fairies Play - 5 children's books 

AND ... Doors of Prague - the Czech currently being edited

Here I am in Prague outside Petra's red door.


Received two encouraging rejections - I mean, they could have not replied at all. Instead their reply included compliments

... engaging, warm and well written

... entriguing 

Maybe the next correspondant will say - needs work, but please find contracrt attached.

Doors of Prague 

Ten months after Gillian's husband and four-year-old daughter are killed in a tragic accident, she feels everyone is still guarding their words and waiting for another breakdown. (not a spoiler, because it's revealed in the first chapter - and is the catalyst for the story)

So Gillian runs away ... to Prague.

On her daily wanderings she photographs many beautiful doors, and encounters people who share their stories and encourage Gillian to consider the saying of one door closing – another one opening.

Gillian's sadness is balanced with love in its many forms, a little humour and a smidgeon of romance.

Most of all, Doors of Prague is about hope and healing.