KEENE WRITER - Barbara Scanlon Keene

Yes I am a writer...and so very happy about that...but here is what else you need to know about me!

I love the joy & chaos of having a big family...I love & adore being a grandmother...and my greatest wish is that my children & grandchildren love each other & reflect the light of all of our blessings. 


I love all things Pittsburgh...and I love & am obsessed with stoops and front porches. All of these things fuel my writing and drive for literary success.

I am the girl who asked for a new dictionary for her 10th birthday...and thanks to my parents, got it.  I still remember pouring over the Junior Encyclopedia Britannica set on our bookshelves above the mantle. And as a young girl I always wanted to be Nancy Drew and discover the location of the lost clock.  All of that reading could only lead to one thing....a love of writing.

Writers never work in a vacuum. I thank and credit my parents for sharing their love of reading, my husband for his unconditional love and support as I follow my dreams, and my children for making me feel truly blessed every single day. You can find me spending my days laughing with my newly retired husband, hanging out with Connor, Anna, & Ethan (my neighbor-family who inspired Camo Cuddles)and visiting with my beloved grandsons, Charlie, Malachi, Brody, and Silas...and my beautiful granddaughter, Brylee. 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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