Barbara Combs Williams is a Georgia native, now residing in Villa Rica. She considers herself a rising moon in the night sky. She hopes to one day be a full moon throwing her glow over all the world.
She was raised on a farm in middle Georgia and turned to reading anything and everything as a means of escape from farm life.
She has a degree in marketing from Georgia State University that she has never used until now. She came to writing late in life but is making up for lost time.
Barbara loves reading all types of literature; from poetry, anthologies, nonfiction, paranormal romance and her not-so secret guilty pleasure, alien abductions.
She is a writer of urban contemporary romance/drama fiction. To her author credits are children books and an epic poem.
Barbara has several books on Amazon starting with her first publication, Soul Catcher, a dark gothic poem.
The Color Of Your Tears, a contemporary women’s fiction novel, features the Mattock family.
The second book in the Mattock family saga is Crystal Clear.
Soon to be released is the third book in this saga, entitled The Darkest Grey.
Last but not least is a children’s book, Leighanne Abigail Hortense Packracker.
Crystal Clear making big news. Available now https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086853TYV
Here's what Mary had to say of the author's creative writing: "Wow and ...Wow, I finished Crystal Clear which is a spin off of The Color of Your Tears. In my opinion, this book is even better than the first one, it is intriguing and will keep you in suspense awaiting the next turn of events. Congratulations...."
Thank you Mary and to all my other reviewers, a big fat thank you from the bottom of my heart.
The Color of Your Tears in paperback is available on Amazon also. Don't miss the juicy drama that started it all. https://www.amazon.com/dp/1733635203
Leighanne and her Magical Growing Shoes is a hit with the under 10 year old crowd. All new color illustrations recently added. Get your copy today on Amazon. Illustrations by Miss Erin Farmer.
See my author page on https://www.amazon.com/author/combswilliamsbar
Why I write -
It started in college when my English Lit professor gave me a ‘C’ on my paper on a Shakespeare play. He told me I had no imagination and didn’t know how to write with passion or depth.
I took that rejection to heart. What else was a 19 year old Black southern girl to do. That was a tenured professor, he must know what he was talking about. So I thought.
I never wrote another word until depression hit me dead on at the age of 50. Uncommunicative, my husband fed up with me said....if you can’t say out loud what is bothering you, then write it down. Those simple words were the catalyst that saved me and started me on this journey.
I write so others know they are not alone. I write to let others know I have been in their shoes. I write to tell my story of survival so others can have hope of survival also. I write to help myself and others who may read my words. I write because I have to.
I write everything my characters tell me to write. They speak to me and compel me to tell you their story.
ONE SINGLE TEAR
One single tear
All I have left
One single tear
I now give to you
The years we wasted
Going about our lives
I give, you take
One single tear
I've shed enough tears
To fill several oceans
Now, all that's left
Is one single tear
Do you ever wonder
If maybe, I do know
Love alone won't last
Only one single tear
My last gift to you
Take it or leave it
Accept it or reject it
My one singe tear
Check out my page on Instagram
Most of my poetry ends up on Instagram, but here is another one that came about after drinking too much Vodka late at night.
I locked it tight and threw away the key
Built high, strong steel walls around it
I boasted that none could penetrate
The thick tough exterior I hid in
I loathe the sunlight that makes it shine
This lie deeply ingrained in my spirit
Flushing the truth to the surface
A light that ruins the darkness
I keep it hidden, locked inside
So small the room it hides in
None knows it even exists
The pain you cause me
Get "Color of Your Tears" paperback for $9.99 and "Soul Catcher" on Amazon for only $4.99 for the paperback. Leighanne's story with all new colorful illustrations is available in paperback for $7.99.
Now available, Crystal Clear. Jackie's daughter Chrystal tells all. Don't miss her tearful discovery of her true self and what it really means to be in love.