Barbara Bietz is an award-winning author, educator, and Assistant Regional Advisor to SCBWI Central California.

Raised in Southern California, Barbara attended the University of Arizona where she earned a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Education. She formerly served as the chair for the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee, which honors exceptional works about the Jewish experience. Barbara runs the popular blog, Jewish Books for Kids where she interviews authors, illustrators, and other creatives involved in children’s literature. She is also a member of The Book Meshuggenahs.

Barbara’s work has also been featured in numerous magazines and online publications.

Barbara is represented by Rising Bear Literary Agency.