Becky Barker has been a avid reader of romance since grade school and considers herself one of those lucky people whose life has been filled with music, laughter, and love. Her first novel was published in 1987, and she continues writing the romances she’s always loved to read. Her novels have been translated into more than a dozen foreign languages. She looks forward to spending more years working at the craft she loves. She is also a staff writer for a weekly newspaper and is an advisor for the Central Ohio chapter of the Romance Writers of America. Becky married Buzz Barker, a former marine and her personal hero. Together, they created three beautiful, intelligent children; Rachel, Amanda, and Thad, who are their pride and joy. They love spending time with their extended families. Becky has five siblings, and Buzz has two, which leads to some wild, but wonderful family get-togethers. These days, Rachel and her husband, Jerramy; Amanda and her husband, Jay; and Thad and his wife, Dara, all live within a few miles of Mom and Dad in rural Ohio. Becky lives with her husband in a big old farmhouse surrounded by many natural delights. They love watching birds and especially enjoy the colorful goldfinches, cardinals, ruby-throated hummingbirds, and even the ornery blue jays. Over the years, they've raised a menagerie of pets, including pigs, sheep, calves, cats, dogs, and a goat named George who thought he was a watchdog. Now the only pet they pamper is an aging black Labrador retriever named Max. A favorite pastime in the warmer months is sitting on their front-porch swing just talking and sharing quiet time together, and they also enjoy gardening and music.