Barri Bryan is the pen name for Billie Houston. Billie is a published author with over twenty novels, four books of poetry, and numerous essays and short stories to her credit. She has been writing since 1990. She writes the kind of books she enjoys reading -- Romantic tales about relationships; stories that explore feelings and probe emotions. The plots revolve around ordinary people caught in extraordinary circumstances and faced with difficult decisions. A former teacher and educator, Billie holds a BA in history and an MA in educational psychology from The University of Texas in San Antonio; she writes poetry, romantic novels, essays, short stories and how-to books for writers.