Debut YA Author

Barbara Hartzler

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Friday, October 30th, 2015
YA Fiction FB Party
Hosted by author Kara Swanson
Love paranormal, sci-fi, dystopian & fantasy fiction of the YA persuasion? Check out this FB party for giveaways from amazing authors.

Saturday, March 12, 2016
Indie Authors Panel
Hosted by ACFW KC West Chapter
Where: Bonner Springs City Library
When: 1 – 3 pm
Join me and other featured guest speakers including award-winning indie contemporary fiction author Sally Bradley and local historical suspense author Lora Young as we discuss the ins & outs of indie publishing.

ACFW KC West Chapter Meetings

The second Saturday of every month we meet @ the Bonner Springs Library from 1pm – 3pm. We host special author guests, writing days, conference prep sessions, and contest crits. If you’re a fiction writer in the KC metro please join us.

ACFW Membership:

I’ve been a member of American Christian Fiction writers (ACFW) since December 2010 and now I’m VP. I love the mounds of resources at my fingertips. And my local group is inspiring. I hate to miss a single meeting. It’s definitely worth the price of admission.

Hot of the Presses …

My first article Shining a Light in the Darkness: Angels in Young Adult Literature appeared in Koinonia Magazine, a quarterly denominational magazine of the Anglican church. Thanks to Bishop Leo Michael and his wife Holly Michael for setting up the Maranatha Book Fest and asking me to turn this presentation into an article. Check out pages 26 – 27 courtesy Scribd:

Koinonia Trinity i & II by Bishop Leo Michael

Past Events

Nexis Secret FB Party Banner wBookThe Nexis Secret Facebook Party:
Choose Your Own Nexis Adventure

What a fabulous celebration for my debut YA novel release with prizes, quizzes, and exclusive behind-the-scenes stories on the making of The Nexis Secret. Giveaways every half hour!

Every half hour we be discussed the themes of The Nexis Secret, and how YOU would respond if you were Lucy, my main character. What could be better? Thanks to everyone who attended! :)

Maranatha Book Fest

MBF14 Small Poster

Sunday, September 28th, 2014
1:00pm – 5:00pm
St. James Anglican Church
8107 Holmes Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64131

I gave a talk on Angels in YA Literature complete with visual aids and gave away free bookmarks and angel wings to the local children. You can read all about it in my post,

Confessions from An Author Event: 3 Surprising Secrets on Leaving Your Comfort Zone.

Next Up: Nexis Book Launch Team

I’ve got a fabulous team of 12 readers who are helping me with my Nexis Book Launch Team. So much fun.

Recent Awards:

♥ Reached Round 2 of ABNA 2014

♥ Semi-Finaled in the YA category of the 2012 Genesis Contest

♥ Second Place in the Port Yonder Press 1,000 word short story contest

♥ Third Place in the Port Yonder Press 1,500 word short story contest


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