Author Barbara Eppich Struna.
When the author and her husband Tim, a professional artist, turned forty in the late 1980s, they moved with their three teenagers from Ohio to Cape Cod into a sea captain’s house, circa 1880. The Cape’s history and brilliant natural light drew them in; this was a place where Tim would paint and Barbara could write.
A storyteller at heart, Barbara’s imagination took flight after she unearthed a mysterious pattern of red bricks under ten inches of soil behind her barn, and found a beautiful blue-flowered pottery shard on the tidal flats of Brewster. She conjured up a connection to an old Cape legend about Maria Hallett and her pirate lover Sam Bellamy, captain of the wrecked ship The Wyhdah.
These unanticipated events catapulted Barbara onto a journey that led to the writing of The Old Cape House, First Place – Historical Fiction, Royal Dragonfly Awards 2014, The Old Cape Teapot and The Old Cape Hollywood Secret, First Place – Historical Fiction, Royal Dragonfly Awards 2017 and Honorable Mention – Hollywood Book Festival 2017.
She is an International Best Selling Author, a Member in Letters of the National League of American Pen Women, International Thriller Writers, Panelist – Thrillerfest 2016, Sisters In Crime: National, New England, LA, and President of Cape Cod Writers Center. Always a journal writer, she is fascinated by history and writes a blog about the unique facts and myths of Cape Cod.