Title: Writer, Consultant
Company: The Barbara Casey Agency
Location: Trion, Georgia, United States
Barbara Casey, Writer and Consultant at The Barbara Casey Agency, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artist for dedication, achievements, and leadership the field of writing.
An accomplished author of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, Ms. Casey has always loved writing, penning stories at an early age at the encouragement of both her teachers and her parents, George and Charlotte Woods. Her father had served in the Marines, causing her family to move often and allowing Ms. Casey to practice people watching, a skill that would prove essential in building characters for her works. In preparation for her career, Ms. Casey earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and history, graduating summa cum laude from North Carolina Wesleyan College in 1975. Her works touch upon various subjects and she hopes her words will cause readers to reflect upon these topics. Ms. Casey’s works include, but are certainly not limited to, “Just Like Family,” “Kathryn Kelly: The Moll behind Machine Gun Kelly,” “Grandma Jock and Christabelle” and “Assata Shakur: A 20th Century Escaped Slave” for which she recently signed a contract to make the non-fiction book into a movie.
Tenacious and confident in her work, Ms. Casey has learned that believing in oneself and one’s writing is essential. She has persevered despite any obstacles and, following her time as director of alumni and public relations for North Carolina Wesleyan College, she pursued writing full time, also developing her own manuscript evaluation and editorial service. In 1995 she established the Barbara Casey Agency, representing authors both domestic and international, and in 2014, Ms. Casey became a partner with Strategic Media Books where she is involved in acquisitions, day-to-day operations and overseeing book production. Renowned for her literary acumen, Ms. Casey has been lauded with numerous awards, including the Independent Publisher Book Award and has received special literary recognition from the Palm Beach County Cultural Council. Her work has appeared in noteworthy publications such as the North Carolina Christian Advocate Magazine, The New East Magazine, the Raleigh (N.C.) News and Observer and the Rocky Mount (N.C.) Sunday Telegram. Furthermore, Ms. Casey’s work has been featured in Dog Fancy, ByLine, The Christian Record, Skirt! Magazine, True Story, The Cosmic Unicorn, CrossTime, The Chrysalis Reader, 221 One-Minute Monologues from Literature and A Cup of Comfort. A testament to her notoriety, Ms. Casey holds membership with the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Florida Freelance Writers, Poets of the Palm Beaches, the Book Group of South Florida and Florida Writers Association and has been awarded the coveted Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award due to her literary and publishing prowess.
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