New Author Webpage

Meanderings and Muses isn't going anywhere.


I do have a new webpage which will focus mostly on my writing.

If you're interested in reading more about my books, anthologies, and events, please click over to

There are a few videos of me reading from "Whimsey: A Novel," and from other favorite authors' work.

With more videos still to come.

The new page is a work in progress with plans for still more to come
- I'm just still trying to figure out exactly what that might be -
so check back from time to time, please.

See you there!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

A Fun Thing

I have a special place in my heart for Western North Carolina Woman Magazine, which celebrates the "strength, wisdom and grace of women."  It's a magazine that I can always count on for interesting profiles and articles along with some outstanding pieces of prose and poetry.  Even more fun is that all these things are from and about women in my "neighborhood," Western North Carolina.

I was lucky enough to have a piece included when they re-printed some of the essays and poetry from Clothes Lines back in December 2009.

The March 2011 issue focuses on "Coming of Age."  My friend, Marlisa Mills, contributes to WNC, and chose me as a person to profile.  Marlisa is one of those exceptional women who always manages to make others feel special.  She has a talent for making us all sound interesting, even though we know, deep down, we're not.  EXCEPT, in those small ways that we each own.  Our own uniqueness makes us each special.  It takes someone like Marlisa to sometimes help us remember them.  And celebrate ourselves.  Thank you, Marlisa for helping me see the little bit of specialness that is me.

If you'd like to read this fun piece - here you go - Kaye Wilkinson Barley Enjoying the Mysteries of Life -  I hope you enjoy it.


Ken Lewis said...

Kayester: You're just like a Virginia Slim, except without the tobacco, because You've Come a Long Way, Baby!


Vicki Lane said...

What a good interview, Kaye! But I had to hunt it down myself -- your link didn't work.

Kaye Barley said...

Thank you, Kenneth Honey!

Me, Virginia Slims and fine wine.
tee hee.

(been awhile since I had a Virginia Slim, you know . . . )

Kaye Barley said...

Thank you, Vicki - it was fun. And Thank You for pointing out that link. No idea what happened, but I "think" I have it fixed now.

Julie D said...

Kaye, what a lovely, loving article. Well deserved, my dear.


Mason Canyon said...

I love the photo of you and I'm off to read your article.

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