About the Author
Barbara Schlichting of Bemidji, Minn., has been writing for as long as she can remember. She now has nine books in print, including her latest title, The Broken Circle, which officially releases on July 15, 2019.
“My pen pal of 55 years is really the one who got me started with writing,” she says. “We wrote back and forth and we talked about everything under the sun because we were kids and she wanted me to explain things clearly,” says Schlichting.
After graduating from Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis in 1970, Schlichting went on to attend Bemidji State University where she earned a Bachelors in Education and a Masters in Special Education. She taught at the elementary school level for a couple of years, before transitioning to a career as a writer.
Her first published book came out in Aug. 2016. Whispers From the Windis a book of poetry, and was followed by the First Ladies White House Doll House mysteries published by Darkhouse Books between Sept. 2016 and Aug. 2017. They include The Blood Spangled Banner, The Clue if the Dancing Bellsand If Words Could Kill.
Schlichting is also the author of Body on the Tracks, Suffragette to Death, Blood Red: A Book of Poetryand Martha Washington’s Big Day.
She and her husband of 47 years live in Bemidji, Minn. The couple has two grown sons and five grandchildren.
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