Barbara Ann Carle
About The Author
Barbara Ann Carle is an essayist, poet and novelist. Her essays have appeared in numerous anthologies including: Fearless Nest, That Thing You Do, Thanksgiving to Christmas, A Patchwork of Stories and five Chicken Soup books.
Barbara’s poems have appeared in various publications including the 2009 Poetry Society of Texas-Book of the Year, the 2011, 2012 and 2013 Texas Poetry Calendars, the 2012 Summer Edition of Rattle Magazine and the 2016 Mutabilis Press anthology, Untamable City. Two of her poetry books have been published New York Rhapsody in 2009 and Cave Drawings in 2017.
A collection of essays about the loss of her son Scott, The Viking Ship, was published in 2018 and her new novel, Evening at Tony’s, will be released in the summer of 2023. Barbara is busy doing the final edits of her latest novel, “Murder on Delivery,” which should be available early next year.
Barbara is a member of Gulf Coast Poets, The Poetry Society of Texas, Women in the Visual and Literary Arts and The Houston Writer’s Guild.
Barbara grew up in New York City. Together with her seven cousins, Barbara explored beyond the Borough of Brooklyn into Manhattan. They were free to hop a train to visit Times Square, Central Park, the Bronx Zoo and Coney Island. At age fourteen, Barbara rode the subway to attend high school and years later, to work on Wall Street.
She became a Texas transplant in 1965 when she and her family relocated to the City of Nassau Bay, across the street from the Johnson Manned Spacecraft Center. Her husband Ed, also a native New Yorker, was transferred when his company, Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation, won the contract to build the Lunar Excursion Module that eventually landed on the Moon. They found raising their four children in the suburbs as part of the NASA community was ideal. She and Ed would often drive into downtown Houston for dinner and a show.
After they retired and their children were all settled, Barbara and Ed decided to fully embrace living in the 4th largest city in the nation. The beautiful skyline photo at the heading of this website is the panoramic view from their hi-rise condo and also from her office. Barbara has been a legal secretary, a stay-at-home mother and a police officer. She is the mother of four, grandmother of seven and great grandmother of one.