Book Titles: "Behind the Red Door", "Thorns of an Innocent Soul"
Barbara Watkins was born on October 6th 1959 at the Missouri Delta Hospital in Sikeston Missouri to Jackie Dean and Betty Lucille White. She attended Sikeston High School where she met and would later marry her childhood sweetheart Jim Watkins. Wasting no time they started a family. At sixteen they had their first son Steven, at nineteen Jerry, and at twenty-two last but certainly not least their only daughter Amanda. Times were difficult for the young couple both struggled to make ends meet. Barbara worked as a waitress, medical records keeper, and later helped manage a quick oil lube. As a young child she loved to write poems and continued to do so over the years. It wasn’t until her late forties that she began to take her writing seriously. At an early age she experienced what she called strange phenomena, which later inspired her to write her first novella, Behind the Red Door published in 2005. In 2006 she published her second novella, Thorns of an Innocent Soul. Both novellas received rave reviews from her peers as well as the public. Mrs. Watkins loves to write psychological thrillers with a supernatural twist. She has written several short stories and is working on her first full-length novel. When asked about the possibility of becoming rich or famous she replied, There are several definitions of what being rich and famous means, true I may not be famous but I feel rich in knowing God has given me the creative ability of storytelling, and with time I hope to perfect it into a great novel.
Thorns of an Innocent Soul:
is a psychological thriller. It's a story about how love, hate, revenge and total helplessness can tear a family apart. Jennifer, a young woman brought up with a domineering and abusive mother tries to break free of her mothers chains as an adult, only to be drawn deeper into her web. A series of horrific events send them on a colliding course of destruction. The choices Jennifer makes will change her destiny forever. Will her soul ever be released from the pain she hasendured? Only she can remove the thorns of her innocent soul.
Thorns Of An Innocent Soul
Behind The Red Door
Nikkie had everything she could ever want. She had a great husband and two beautiful young sons. But her life as she knew it was about to take a drastic turn. Haunted by visions and nightmares night after night, it would begin to take its toll. Premonitions of horrible events were coming true. Her family was being haunted by spirits from the past, and the evil they could unleash. There was a great tragedy about to occur. Would there be supernatural forces involved? Would she have to seek help from the unknown? Or was it all in her mind!