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Evening with Barbara Elk – May 9, 2010

 

 

Join Raven and his guest Barbara Elk.

 

 

For the first five years of her life, Barbara was raised on Sioux Valley reserve in Manitoba, Canada by her strong Dakota mother along with her six siblings.

 

Her tumultuous young life  is the inspiration for many of her fictional stories.   She has discovered over the years to utilize her sardonic humor and positive attitude as  a way to emotionally and mentally survive the many upheavals in her life, including the traumatic, forced separation from her loving family for many years.

 

With her two amazing children, Samantha and Jack, and her three wonderful stepchildren, CJ, Nathan and Jillian, the support and encouragement from her best friend and husband, John, and the many fantastic and intriguing friends she has been blessed to have who read and re-read her stories — Barbara has realized how important it is to share the talent given by the Creator with everyone else, whether it be through painting, drawing, dancing, sewing, writing, etc.

 

Through her writings, Barbara hopes that people who read her stories walk away with a sense of hope and humor — and are strengthened by them in some way.

 

 Barbara Elk Webpage: http://barbaraelk.com/blog/