An award-winning author, journalist, and short-story writer, Barbara Hay is the author of the debut young adult novel LESSON OF THE WHITE EAGLE (The RoadRunner Press, October 2011).
For nine years a columnist and contributor to the award-winning Sooner Catholic newspaper, which serves western Oklahoma, Hay has also had articles published in the Tulsa World, Columbia magazine and Women's World Weekly.
She and her late husband, Ron Hay, formed the first Kateri Circle -- with members of the Ponca tribe -- at St. Mary's parish in Ponca City, Oklahoma.
A Maryland native, Hay holds a bachelor's degree in liberal studies from the University of Oklahoma. The widowed mother of four children, she lives and writes at her home in northern Oklahoma.