About

Barbara Howard

Author

Writer of “not-so-cozy” Mystery stories with diverse characters and dash of romance.

Barbara Howard is a “not-so-cozy” mystery and YA author of a dozen books, including her most recent trilogy, Finding Home Mystery Series; Final Harvest, Charlotte’s Revenge, and Milo’s Journey. Stories of drama without the trauma, crime without the grime. She is a first generation tech geek turned master gardener with a passion for fresh air, vegan cuisine, and tracing her roots. A big city girl with a small town heart, she returned to her family home in the Midwest after an extensive career as a Department of Defense Project Manager at the Pentagon and spends most of her time treasure hunting, spoiling her fur-babies, growing veggies and raising chickens. 

She has also published a collection of books on food-related topics, food safety, and heirloom recipe cookbooks under the pen name, Arlene Lee. 

Memberships/Affiliations: Mystery Writers of America (MWA), Sisters in Crime (SinC)
interests:
  • Podcaster
  • Gardener
  • Veganism
  • Quilter
  • Animal Rights Advocate