As a child, award-winning author Barbara J. Longley moved frequently and learned how to entertain herself with stories. As an adult, she's lived in a commune in the Appalachians, taught on an Indian reservation, and traveled from coast to coast. Once she had children, she decided it was time to plant roots and made Minnesota her permanent home. Barbara holds a master's degree in special education and has been an elementary school teacher for many years. While she loves teaching, reading and writing are her passions. She is also the author of The Difference a Day Makes, Far from Perfect, A Change of Heart, and Heart of the Druid Laird.