KJZZ StoryFest Author 2019
About Barbara Marriot
Sure that there was nothing between California and New Orleans easterner Barbara Marriott was delighted and surprised to find a whole new beautiful world in the West and instantly became captured by its mysterious and exciting history. Her interest produced eleven fiction and nonfiction books on the southwest including her International book winner Paint ‘N Spurs, the biography of the Cowboys of America founders. Among her multi-award-winning books on the southwest are In Our Own Words and Six Shooters Beat Two Aces, the Federal Writers Project interviews of Arizona’s pioneers. Marriott holds a PH.D in Cultural Anthropology, something she says has helped her understand the people and cultures she writes about. Marriott has been an advertising copywriter, a journalist, and a college professor. She created a widely read English newspaper in Nice, France, was a Vogue Prix de Paris finalist, and is listed in Who’s Who in American Women.