Barbara Táth’s Petals in Pastel Water: Love from the Mountain follows her last novel Gems of Redemption: The Saga of An Irish Clan. Barbara is a writer, editor, and former educator. She holds B.S. and M.A. degrees in the areas of English Education and Humanities and studied in a Ph.D. program focusing on literacy across cultures. She has traveled widely at home and abroad, including extended stays in Australia and lreland, and most recently she spent time in Italy. Besides writing, reading, and traveling, Barbara’s interests include genealogy, trains and old barns. Retired from her position as a senior college lecturer at Otterbein College in Ohio, she and her husband reside in South Carolina and often visit children and grandchildren in Florida and Ohio.