Barbara Tannert-Smith   



Barbara Tannert-Smith was born in Weehawken, New Jersey and received a B.A. and an M.F.A. from the University of Massachusetts. Barbara's fiction has recently appeared in Paradigm, Rose and Thorn and ken*again and her non-fiction in Errant Parent and How to Write About Writers.  Barbara is currently studying the representation of trauma in Young Adult Literature and most recently contributed a number of entries to the Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales.  Her teaching interests include fiction writing, non-fiction writing and Children's and YA literature.