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2013 Book Festival Author
Barbara Jo Gauthier

Barbara Jo Gauthier has been a storyteller all her life. It was not until she was 75, however, that she published her first books, Tying Threads and I Can Only Tell You What I Know. Both books are noted for their intimate portraits of people and places set down in black and white. These works were followed by Picture This and Through a Telescope of Time. Gauthier writes poetry as well as prose, and her chapbook Do You Hear Me? deals with her grief for the loss of her 16-year-old son to an accident. She has expanded on both of her original titles, publishing the revised versions as Tying Threads Twice and I Can Only Tell You What I Know NOW. With the recently released A Look at Life, a CD of Gauthier reading a variety of her stories, she has made use of yet another medium for displaying her storytelling talents.

Gauthier's work often begins with a known factor, a truth, but ultimately ends with a twist, a tragedy, or even an impossibility. She engages the reader with the clarity, situations, and tone of her writing and enjoys allowing readers to decide what comes next. Gauthier currently lives in the Fox Valley, where she continues to be a Weaver of Words.

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