Lee Barwood

 A lifetime of storytelling and music

As a child she told or wrote stories, sang, and played guitar. As an adult -- well, things haven?t changed all that much, except that the guitar has been joined by harps and other instruments, and the stories have gotten longer (and are told to a wider audience than nieces, nephews, and teddy bears).

Fantasy, fairy tales, and horror stories have always been a mainstay of Lee’s interests; that holds true now in both writing and music, as she draws on traditional tunes for inspiration in fiction and melody.

Titles Available from Lee Barwood



A DREAM OF DROWNED HOLLOW, Lee’s Gryphon Award-winning ecological fantasy novel.

There are spirits afoot deep in the Ozark hills of Blackburn County, Arkansas. Things happen. Ghosts walk. Elemental creatures dance to the wild music of the rhythms of Nature. And those who?ve lived in the hills for generations can see them.

But now there’s activity of another kind ravaging the hills; bulldozers, chainsaws, and hunters of man and beast. As old-growth trees fall to developers, rivers are dammed, hollows are flooded, and residents are driven from land settled by their many-times-great-grandparents, April Rue Stoner hopes against hope that her gift can help her stop the destruction before everything she’s ever known is gone.

No one is safe as Tim learns to use the power in the hills where his widow now lives. The residents credit Camilla with Tim’s evil deeds and decide to stop her. But they’re up against a vast, terrible power as ghost battles ghost with the living as the prize.
A haunting revived and set in motion by an obsessed producer’s search for the truth of his family history reaches out to ensnare the cast of a revived play. As cast members face old ghosts, both their own and those bound to a century-old theater, love and jealousy clash as greed and fear drive the living and the dead alike.
Love and Darker Passions is a collection of provocative short stories by today’s up-and-coming authors of dark, urban and Gothic fantasy. One man falls in love with an ancient monster, another becomes enchanted by a voice that drives him to a frenzy of self-punishment, and another can’t understand three very odd days he’s spending with his girlfriend. Award-winning author Karen Duvall sends a Millennial Alice through a very different looking glass, and acclaimed author Lee Barwood sends the Sighted bard of her upcoming series into the passionate world of faerie to find a child and a special destiny. Bestseller C.E. Murphy makes her twisted fairytale tell what drives a lover into the arms of her questionable beloved, and Tenea D. Johnson works a soul-stealing spell of magic. In Love and Darker Passions, edgy and cult fantasy authors combine their talents to make us question what inspires love, why we crave revenge against those who’ve stolen love from us, and why we despair when love’s pain is lost.
When sixteen-year-old DeeDee Logan’s widowed father inherits a farm in the Ozarks, the two leave New Jersey behind to find out if they can make the transition from city to country life. But Glenn Logan, already retreating into grief, withdraws even more from DeeDee when they reach the farm. She must fend for herself, with only the friendship of Brian Davis, a neighbor boy a year older than she is, and a Cherokee girl, Adsila, whom they meet on a mysterious trail that seems to appear and disappear at will.

Writers are the only true magicians in the world. They create worlds with words, and in the case of fantasy, they bring magic into our lives. Because of writers we can converse with dragons, follow a quest for the sake of good, and find love lost through the centuries.

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