Barbara Shoup


Barbara Shoup is an award winning, multi-genre author who served for many years as Executive Director of the Indiana Writers Center and has taught the craft of writing for over 40 years. She has penned eight novels and co-authored Novel Ideas, a highly acclaimed, definitive guide for aspiring novelists on how to write great fiction.

Barbara's young adult novels Wish You Were Here and Stranded in Harmony were selected as the American Library Association's Best Books for Young Adults. Her novel Vermeer's Daughter was a School Library Journal Best Adult Book for Young Adults. She was also the recipient of the 2006 PEN Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Working Writer Fellowship. She lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.