Barbara Nickel


The Mozart Girl is coming this spring 2019! This is a reissue by Second Story Press of Barbara’s children’s novel The Secret Wish of Nannerl Mozart. A new title and cover but the same story of the famous composer’s talented older sister for a new generation of young readers.

Jan in 35 Pieces, a memoir in music by the cellist Ian Hampton and edited by Barbara, was released by The Porcupine’s Quill in June 2018, with launches at the Canadian Music Centre in Vancouver and at the Langley Community Music School. It’s now available at a bookstore near you, on Amazon, or order online from the publisher.

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A Boy Asked the Wind

Barbara will give a presentation of A Boy Asked the Wind to the Grade Four students at West Point Grey Academy in Vancouver on December 11, 2017.

Barbara will present a nature poetry workshop to families of Eastern Fraser Valley NatureKids at the Great Blue Heron Reserve in Chilliwack on February 3, 2018.

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A Boy Asked the Wind has been selected as a starred choice in Best Books for Kids and Teens 2016 published by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre:

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A Boy Asked the Wind was reviewed in Quill & Quire:

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Video by Shaw TV of Barbara presenting and talking about A Boy Asked the Wind:

Author Visits

Interested in booking Barbara to visit your school or library? Choose from a wide range of presentations, from poetry workshops to readings of historical fiction.

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