Barb Chandler is a transplant from Des Moines, Iowa. She has formerly been employed as a Psychotherapist on a Crisis Unit and also as a Suicide Prevention Counselor. After moving to California, she couldn’t find a job in her chosen profession. So, with the aid of a critique group, she taught herself how to write. She has written nonfiction for a local newspaper and for national magazines. She has self-published a memoir about her experiences as a hotline counselor.