Teresa Barker is a veteran journalist and book writer, whose collaborations
include the New York Times bestseller Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional
Lives of Boys (Ballantine 1999) By Michael G. Thompson, Ph.D., and Dan Kindlon,
Ph.D.; In the Moment: Celebrating the Everyday, a Literary Guild Holiday
Featured Selection by Harvey L. Rich, MD (HarperCollins 2002); Girls Will Be
Girls: Raising Confident, Courageous Daughters, a USA Today Top Summer Reading
choice, by JoAnn Deak, Ph.D. (Hyperion 2002); Speaking of Boys: Answers to the
Most-Asked Questions About Raising Boys (Ballantine2000) by Michael G. Thompson,
Ph.D.; The Creative Age: Awakening Human Potential in the Second Half of Life
(Avon 2000), by Gene Cohen, M.D., Ph.D., founding director of the national
Center on Aging, and The Mother-Daughter Book Club: How Ten Busy Mothers and
Daughters Came Together to Talk, Laugh and Learn Through Their Love of Reading
(HarperCollins 1997) by Shireen Dodson, former assistant director of the
Smithsonian Institutions Center for African American History. Also, The
Soul of Money: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Life by
Lynne Twist (W.W. Norton September 2003) and The Pressured Child: Helping
Your Child Find Success in School and Life by Michael G. Thompson, Ph.D. (Ballantine
Prior to becoming a book writer, Barkers journalism career included work as a feature writer, general news reporter and beat reporter, at different times specializing in health, education, legal affairs and family issues. In Chicago since 1983, she previously was on staff or worked as a regular contributor at the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, Time and Advertising Age. Before moving to Chicago she was as a staff reporter for the Eugene (Ore.) Register-Guard, the Dubuque (Iowa) Telegraph-Herald, the Nashville Tennessean and the Memphis Commercial Appeal. For nearly a decade, she was the writer of the nationally syndicated womens health newsletter Regarding Women and Healthcare. Early in her career, Barker was an advertising copywriter in Nashville, and occasionally continues to serve as an editorial and creative consultant to corporate and not-for-profit clients.
Barker graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1979, where she was editor of the university daily. Barker is married and lives with her husband and children in the Chicago area.
This biography was last updated on 09/22/2010.
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