Barbie’s Books


It’s Not About Love – Joni’s Journal

1972. The sexual revolution in full swing in the aftermath of the Summer of Love along with evolving women’s rights. The Supreme Court overturns the ban of abortions in all states with their decision in Roe v. Wade. The end of the Viet Nam War. Tempe, Arizona. A suburb of Phoenix, yet still rural enough that cars often had to stop as herds of sheep ambled across the road. The home of Arizona State University where in 1972 an overwhelming majority of the students were male. A town with a lot of jobs and a lot of bars, a robust music scene, and a mix of intellectuals, artists, cowboys and outlaws. Mix in Gina and Joni. Two “forever friends” who stepped into the beauty and the rawness of 1972 Tempe, forging their own path into new adventures.

Gunner’s Vicarious Adventures on the Arizona Trail

Gunner, a Jack Russell terrier mix, always went on vacations with his Human. But one day Gunner figured out that his Human was going somewhere without him. Would he ever come back? Would they be a family again?

Join Gunner, his Human and the Dog Sitter on an exciting adventure along The Arizona Trail. Gunner may have had to stay home, but he gets to experience the Arizona Trail through his Human’s emails and phone calls.

Will Gunner’s Human ever return from the Arizona Trail? Start turning the pages and find out!

Aria Finds Her Forever Family: A Min Pin Rescue Story

Pet adoption is hard for the dog, too!

Aria was a happy Miniature Pinscher until her world was turned upside down. After her Human was taken away, she lost the only home she had ever known. Aria was moved from one place to another, hoping to fit in, and she began to wonder what would happen to her.

This is a story about a special dog looking for a special home.

Will Aria find her Forever Home?