Barbara Winther

Barbara Winther is the author of several novels, plays and nonfiction books. Her most recent title is Ralph’s Dream, published in 2016, about a Seattle man who runs into difficulties while developing his dream of a wildlife paradise on Bainbridge Island. She also co-authored the 2009 book Let It Go, Louie, about the history of Croatian immigrants in Puget Sound.

Many of her works are concerned with Native American art history and indigenous cultures in Africa and South America, with settings as far-flung as Peru, the Serengeti and Japan.

For over twenty years, Barbara was a member of the South American Explorers Club. In 2002, she was elected to the prestigious Society of Woman Geographers. Besides traveling and writing, she enjoys playing tennis and doing volunteer work in her community with her husband, Grant.

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