A native of New York City, Barbara Lockhart lives on a nature preserve on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She is a graduate of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Vermont College and has authored and co-authored four children’s books and a nationwide program for the teaching of children’s literature, Read to me, Talk with me. Her short stories have appeared in such venues as Indiana Review, The Greensboro Review and Pleiades.
Lockhart is known for her ability to mine the rich ore of Eastern Shore history and culture. Her 2013 historical novel, Elizabeth’s Field, tells of the story of a free woman of African American and Indian descent and her struggle to hold onto a piece of land in the 1850s. It was recognized with a silver medal from the Independent Book Publishers Awards. Lockhart has also been the recipient of two Individual Artist Awards in Fiction from the Maryland State Arts Council for her short stories and her novel, Requiem for a Summer Cottage.