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At an early age, Barbara experienced what she referred to as – supernatural phenomenon. As a teenager she kept a diary in which she documented several of her disturbing nightmares. Barbara ultimately incorporated her visions into several of her writings. In her writings, she loves to evoke a false sense of security and expectations - leading the reader into a world of the unknown.

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Monday, March 16, 2009

Nightmares&Daydreams {Collection of short stories}

It's official, I signed a contract with Mythica Publishing to release 'Nightmares & Daydreams' in e-book format. The release date is set for Spring 2009. Below is a press release from my publisher.

Mythica Publishing signs U.S. Author Barbara Watkins
By Thriller Editor United Kingdom of Great Britain & N. Ireland

Art & Entertainment: Books March 1, 2009
Mythica Publishing has announced that they have acquired the publishing rights to American author Barbara Watkins' superb short story collection, 'Nightmares & Daydreams'.

United Kingdom of Great Britain & N. Ireland (Press Release) March 1, 2009 --

U.S. author Barbara Watkins, author of the psychological thrillers 'Thorns of an Innocent Soul' and 'Behind the Red Door' has signed with Mythica Publishing who will be producing her latest release, a superb short story collection under the title 'Nightmares and Daydreams'. This wonderfully innovative collection will showcase the talents of the author who specializes in the writing of psychological thrillers and the paranormal. Born in 1959, Ms Watkins is a resident of Sikeston, Missouri, where she lives with her husband and family. She was the 2008 Vice President of The Wizards of Words, and is a member of the Heartlands Writers Guild.

Ms Watkins is the latest in a string of experienced authors to be signed up by Mythica who continue to expand their list of authors on an almost daily basis. Already, UK authors Harry Porter and Gladys Hobson, and U's Author Thomas D Cooke, together with the enigmatic and reclusive 'Predators & Editors Best Poet of 2008 Award Winner', Juan Pablo Jalisco have joined the swelling ranks of Mythica's writing talent.

Head of Mythcia Publishing, Graeme S Houston confesses himself to be "absolutely thrilled and delighted" that yet another experienced published author has agreed to sign with the company, and promises that 'Nightmares & Daydreams' will be released in the very near future. Ms Watkins is quoted as being 'highly excited" at the prospect of seeing her work published by Mr. Houston’s exciting new company.
Barbara Watkins website can be viewed at and Mythica Publishing are at
Mythica Publishing Limited has been set up to provide the very best fiction. While the mainstream publishing industry languishes, due to the pursuit of best sellers, the rest of us know where the best books come from these days. Independent publishers and small presses are where new and exciting authors are finding their feet, and shaking up the industry. As a small publisher, Mythica Publishing is not encumbered by the massive overheads that throttle larger publishers. Because of this we are able to publish the stuff that deserves to be published, not just the stuff that’s profitable. Please help our authors and us by purchasing our books or joining our community, so that we can in turn continue to put out compelling fiction and fascinating non-fiction.

For more information:
Mythica Publishing Ltd, 6 Craigie Place, Galston, Ayrshire, KA4 8AX

Mrs. Watkins has relatives in the Nashville and Dierks area. She is the sister to Angela Shuffit of Nashville, Arkansas and Steve White of Dierks, Arkansas.

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