Barbara Donlon Bradley has always had a vivid imagination. At the tender age of 11, she started creating characters based off of popular television shows she watched.
In 1993 writing took on a whole new meaning for Barbara when her mother-in-law moved back to Virginia. Her mother-in-law belonged to Romance Writers of America, and was itching to join a local chapter in Virginia. A new group had just developed in the Tidewater Area. Unknown to Barbara, her mother-in-law paid for her first year in RWA and the new group Chesapeake Romance Writers.
This gentle push was followed by another one. The chapter decided to have members send in 5 pages to be critiqued. Barbara, knowing she'd be out of town for the next meeting, sent in her five pages, figuring if no one liked it, she could slink away, never to be seen again. To her surprise they loved it, so she started to work diligently at learning the craft of writing.
In March of 1996 she was voted in as president of the Chesapeake Romance Writers, holding that position for three years. Now she is newsletter editor for CRW. She is also a chaplink advisor for RWA's Chapter President's link, is a member of the Futuristic, Fantasy, & Paranormal chapter of RWA, and managing editor for World Romance Writers, another national organization for romance writers.
Biography provided by the author, October 2002