Barbara P. Parsons was born in Portsmouth, England, to a naval family. After working overseas in many different lands, she came to the U.S. with her American husband in 1973. She presently resides in Prince Edward Island, Canada. She was active for many years in green and animal liberation issues, and contributed articles to Sierra Club’s Wildlife Involvement News and edited the UFETA (Unitarians for Ethical Treatment of Animals) newsletter. Her novel, Beulah Kettlehole and the Patriarchal Ice, was first published in 2001 by the Writers Club Press and reprinted in 2016 by Bunim and Bannigan.