Monday, March 31, 2014

My Friend Barbara M. Hodges – Author and Supporter of Authors

We spent the week ending March 23 at Left Coast Crime, a large conference for mystery authors and readers. Once again, we enjoyed seeing old friends and meeting new ones. We also had a chance to find some new authors whose books we hope to read soon.

One friend we spent quite a bit of time with was Barbara M. Hodges. We’ve known her for several years and have been blessed by her friendship. In addition to being an author in her own right, she is also one of the most supportive folks I know of other writers.

She interviews different authors every month on her radio program, “No Limits,” on Blog Talk Radio.

We were her guests in January of 2014. You can listen to the archive of the show here: (Fellow author Joseph Haggerty was her guest on the first half of the program. We were on during the second half.)

We had a great time with her. Barbara asked intelligent and interesting questions.

We very much appreciated the chance to talk about our books with someone

Barbara M. Hodges lives in Nipomo, California. She is the author or co/author of nine published works of fiction. The Blue Flame, The Emerald Dagger, and The Silver Angel are the first three books in her young adult fantasy series.
Aftermath contains three pieces of shorter fantasy fiction written for adults.

Barbara has also co-authored two suspense novels, Ice and One Last Sin, with Randolph Tower. A Spiral of Echoes, written with Maggie Pucillo, is a paranormal romance set in Baja, Mexico. Shadow Worlds, co-authored with Darrell Bain is pure science fiction. Barbara also has short stories in three other anthologies.

Barbara is a member of San Luis Obispo, California Nightwriters, Sisters in Crime and Public Service Writers Association. She also hosts a monthly program, “No Limits,” on Blog Talk Radio, where she talks with those involved in the field of writing.

All of her books are in print and electronic format and can be purchased all over the internet and other fine brick and mortar stores.
Visit Barbara at


  1. Welcome, Barbara, and thanks for all you do for other authros.

  2. Barbara is a great supporter of authors. :-) And I even have a question. Been thinking of rejoining Sisters in Crime. I left about five years ago when it felt like they were moving the wrong direction with small presses/self pub. Wondered if that had changed at all? Are small/self pubbed authors still banned from the printed Books in Print? Thanks!

  3. Not trying to stir anything up. Just curious. :-)

  4. A very interesting post. I enjoyed getting to know you better at LCC. Thanks for all your support of writers, Barbara.

  5. You're so right, Lorna! Barbara is a great supporter of authors, and a lovely lady! And wonderful you're saying so on your blog. Enjoyed so much spending time with both of you at LCC. What a great community of authors...