Barbara J. Scott, an inspirational author and editor, released her first novella with Gilead Publishing in late 2016 titled “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” that appears in Sleigh Bells Ring: Four Contemporary Romance Novellas. She has more than forty years of publishing experience and has written several novels, screenplays, and gift books. Her best-selling novels Sedona Storm and Secrets of the Gathering Darkness were written with co-author Carrie Younce and published by Thomas Nelson.
Barbara has more than twenty years of book editing experience in the Christian market. As a senior acquisitions editor, she is credited with kicking off a well-rounded series of bestselling YA novels at Zondervan (now HarperCollins Christian Publishing) and numerous highly reviewed novels at Abingdon Press. Later, Barbara worked with both fiction and non-fiction authors and sold their work to inspirational publishers while acting as a literary agent for WordServe Literary Group. Currently, she is writing a new novel and stays busy writing and editing under the banner of her company InspyEditor.com. Her educational background includes a M.A. and B.A. in English.
Barbara and her husband Mike live in the Nashville area with their two Chihuahuas, Riley and Sissy, both rescued from puppy mills. Reading, writing, and research are her passions.