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…and More! where she interviews authors, illustrators, and other creatives involved in children’s literature.
Barbara’s work has also been featured in numerous magazines and online publications.
When she isn’t writing, Barbara enjoys playing guitar and building dollhouses. She lives with her family in Southern California.
Barbara is represented by Rising Bear Literary Agency.
Read past and present interviews:
- Interview on Book Q&As with Deborah Kalb (2022)
- Interview on SCBWI’s Kite Tales (2022)
- Interview with Melissa Stoller (2021)
- Interview with Nancy Churnin (2020)
- Discussion with Heidi Rabinowitz on The Book of Life Podcast (2018)
- Guest post and Q&A on The Whole Megillah (2018)
- Interview with Michal Hoschander Malen for the Jewish Book Council (2017)
- Interview with August House Publishers (2017)
- Interview with PJ Library (2017)
- Interview with Barbara Krasner on The Whole Megillah (2016)
- Interview with Heidi Rabinowitz on The Book of Life podcast (2012)
- Interview with Barbara Krasner on The Whole Megillah (2010)
- Interview with Meredith Gordon on The Writer’s [Inner] Journey