About Me

Barbara WysockiMy writing career and interests in travel, art and literature started with solo bus rides from my New Jersey suburb into New York City. I was a nine, heading to my grandmother’s Greenwich Village studio space lined with book shelves where I found children’s classics illustrated by N.C. Wyeth. During those weekend stays, we haunted the Metropolitan Museum of Art and watched documentary movies shot in far flung places. The seeds of curiosity planted in my young brain continue to flourish.

I am now based in Connecticut, my journalistic pursuits include: first editor of the New England Quilt Museum newsletter, a decade as a columnist for Lady’s Circle Patchwork Quilts, and I continue as a feature writer for the White Publishing newspapers in central Connecticut. My features and audiobook reviews in School Library Journal reflect my background in education and library science.

I’m proud of achievements such as winning the 2004 Travel Classics Writers Contest and serving as a panelist for the first Writer’s Weekend at The Mark Twain House.

As a freelance writer, my credits in travel and art publications include Yankee, Art & Antiques, National Geographic Traveler, Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel, Christian Science Monitor, Hartford Courant, Private Clubs, Northern New England Journey, Westways, AAA World, Art New England, Surface Design Journal, New England Travel & Life, as well as online with National Geographic Intelligent Travel.com, AAAWorld.com, and TravelClassics.comc.

I’m eager to share the life lessons I’ve learned in the following places: