Barb is a retired medical nurse of forty years at Soldiers Memorial Hospital in Orillia. She completed a mission to Dominican Republic with the Sisters of Charity to work amongst the people living there. Barb loved nursing but had always enjoyed reading and writing. As a child, she would write poetry and short stories. Her favorite person is, and always will be, Lucy Maud Montgomery. She devoured the Avonlea books and collected every one.
Barb has three novels published with Strategic Book Group: Among Little Faces, A Winter Town and Leave a light on for Christmas. One of the highlights of her career was meeting Lucy Maud’s granddaughter at a book signing in Norval. She bought one of the Christmas books which is set in Norval and speaks of her grandmother and her life there.
Her latest novel, Just a Bit of Magic, is completed, and seeking publication. It has an element of magic, as the name implies. To research the world of witches and magic, Barb made to two trips to Salem, Massachusetts. She found that experience fascinating.
You can learn more about Barb Bissonette by visiting her website BarbBissonette.com and her Facebook page Barb Bissonette Writer.
Barb is an active member of Muskoka Authors Association, an organization she describes as wonderful, by “helping us keep informed and up-to-date on our writing paths”.
“One day, when I wasn’t paying attention, when I was just letting myself be, and forgot to judge…
I became a writer.”