Barbara Jo Longley
Ms. Longley graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Education/Human Relations degree, and a Master’s in Ed./SLD from the University of Minnesota. When the integration district where she taught dissolved in 2015, she transitioned into writing full time. Ms. Longley is listed on RWA’s Honor Roll of Bestselling Authors, and her books have garnered many awards, including a Maggie, the Holt Medallion, a National Readers’ Choice award, two Heart of Excellence awards, and Bookseller’s Best award. Ms. Longley creates memorable heroes and heroines who grow into their strength and go on to save the day. She writes romantic comedy, Celtic fantasy, and contemporary romance.
In her spare time she enjoys exploring all things meta-physical and mythical—much of which finds its way into her novels. Ms. Longley lives in Minnesota, a state famous for its miserable winters and ten thousand lakes. She lives with her family and a silly mutt called Sophie, aka Stinky Dog, and Dammit Sophie.
Awards and Recognition
- 2014 National Readers' Choice Award - The highlander's Bargain 2013 - Virginia Romance Writers - Holt Medallion Award - Far From Perfect 2013 - Ancient City Romance Authors Heart of Excellence Award - Far From Perfect 2014 - Virginia Romance Writers - Holt Medallion Merit Award - The Difference a Day Makes 2014 - Ancient City Romance Authors -Heart of Excellence Award - The Difference a Day Makes 2013 -GRWA - Maggie Award for Excellence - Far From Perfect