Minar, Barbra (Goodyear)

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MINAR, Barbra (Goodyear)

MINAR, Barbra (Goodyear). American, b. 1940. Genres: Children's fiction, Human relations/Parenting, Poetry, Medicine/Health. Career: Worked as an art teacher in Houston, TX, preschool teacher in Los Angeles, CA, and substitute teacher in Cheyenne, WY, and Santa Barbara, CA, 1960-76; Santa Barbara County Schools, art consultant, 1976-80; Santa Ynez Valley Presbyterian School, Santa Ynez Valley, CA, preschool director, 1980-85. Spiritual Christian Retreat Leader, Inspirational speaker, 1990-2000. Leader of workshops for teachers and students on creativity, storytelling, and language arts for educational institutions in California. Publications: FOR CHILDREN: Little Book Bear, 1989; Super Helping Hero, 1990; Lamper's Meadow, 1992. OTHER: Unrealistic Expectations: The Thief of Women's Joy, 1990; Close Connections: Creatively Loving Those Nearest You, 1992; Walking into the Wind: Being Well With a Chronic Disease, 2000. Contributor to devotional books, newspapers and magazines. Contributor of poetry to journals. Address: 2854 Quail Valley Rd., Solvang, CA 93463, U.S.A. On- line address: [email protected]