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“Every human is intended to have a character of his own; to be what no others are, and to do what no other can do.”

– William Ellery Channing, 1780-1884

A late comer to the writing scene, Barbara explores different genres from contemporary romance, children’s books, paranormal worlds, and does a little delving into science-fiction and some poetry. Having lived just outside Venice (Carnevale ), it seemed  appropriate to let the masks represent the different worlds she would like to inhabit or at least write about.

Currently she is busy writing about her experiences as a budding writer and life in general in the Amorina Rose blog.  On days ending in ‘y’ she is found hard at work on The Unexpected series (five in all) and writing poetry books, and working on ideas for a thriller and a science fiction novel. She does wonder why it has taken her so long to do something she loves.


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What readers are saying about Unexpected Obsession:

“Strickland pulls off what some writers don’t. She writes a steamy love scene, but all the emotions and love her characters feel are also present. She combines both aspects perfectly.”

“Barbara Strickland has written the kind of book I love: Deep characters, a passionate love, steamy sex, and lots of good, intricate plot.”

“Unexpected Obsession”


Unexpected Obsession has a trailer.


The Unexpected Series comprises romantic stories bridging the gap between Australia and the world, and proving that finding romance, is often possible when least expected.

Don’t forget to check out my poetry and share some time with me and my thoughts. I am hoping they connect with you. Love and life’s tribulations, nature and people are all things we have in common.

Emotions in Eruption

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Emotions in Evolution

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