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. 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.

Author and writer of one biography, two novels based on true stories, one origin story.

Writer’ Workshops: serial author Barbara Kyle (four workshops and courses), term-long workshop with Miriam Toews.

Wrote the script for a produced Obama in 30 Seconds YouTube commercial in 2008.

Journalist and freelance writer with Maclean’s magazine, the Globe and Mail, Saturday Night, The Financial Post, The Financial Post Magazine, The New York Times, Chatelaine, and many other publications.

Former San Francisco correspondent for Maclean’s magazine.

Researcher-reporter with Maclean’s magazine.

Awards: Magazines Canada Gold Award, Science in Society Journalism Award, nomination for Magazines Canada Award.

Education: Masters of Arts (English literature), University of Toronto.