Barbara Wade Rose writes and revises every day -- sometimes books, or articles or essays; sometimes other people's anecdotes.

Her first book was a collection of essays about other members of her seventh-grade class. It was torn to shreds by a girl named Valerie.

Barbara was a journalist for twelve years and has written for most of Canada's top magazines as well as the Globe and Mail and New York Times newspapers. She has won two writing awards and was nominated for a third. She also worked for the Survivors of the Shoah Foundation.

She began writing books when the magazine business died. In her spare time, Barbara hosts fabulous dinner parties, gardens and paints. She lives with her family in Toronto.