Barbara G.Tarn had an intense life in the Middle Ages that stuck to her through the centuries. She prefers swords to guns, long gowns to mini-skirts, and even though she buried the warrior woman, she deplores the death of knights in shining chainmail. She likes to think her condo apartment is a medieval castle, unfortunately lacking a dungeon to throw noisy neighbors and naughty colleagues in. Also known as the Lady with the Unicorns, these days she prefers to add a touch of fantasy to all her stories, past and present – when she’s not wandering on her fantasy world of Silvery Earth or in her Star Minds futuristic universe.

She’s a writer, sometimes artist, mostly a world-creator and story-teller. Two of her stories received an Honorable Mention at the Writers of the Future contest. She writes, draws, ignores her day job and blogs at:


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Half-Blood (Star Minds Snippets)

The true story of hybrid M'aera S'iva, an alien "angel".

Star Minds is a science-fantasy trilogy.

This short story is a sort of prequel, dealing with a secondary character of the main series. It will be included in Star Minds Snippets.


The Painter

Welcome to the Queendom of Maadre, where women rule.
Briella is a painter and she is hired by the Queen to paint her son.
An unlikely love story, a Silvery Earth short read.



Members of the Assassins' Guild can be as honorable as anyone. They might be trained to kill, but they're just people with loved ones to protect and avenge. This short story is also included in "Saif&Kilig" and in the free anthology with various authors "Wyrd Worlds 2"