A celebrated playwright, jewelry designer and author, Barbara Anton has won hundreds of awards for short stories, articles, light verse, poetry, and plays, including awards from Writer’s Digest, the McLaren Comedy Festival, the Las Vegas Comedy Festival, Florida Studio Theatre, Lamia Ink, and The Darte Center.A prolific writer, with hundreds of publications in national magazines and online, Anton’s previous books include Terse Verse, Demi Verse, 50 Award-Winning Feature Articles, and Savories. Barbara’s work has been twice nominated for The Pushcart Prize, and her stories have been included in twenty-six anthologies. Several of Barbara’s songs were recorded in New York and Nashville. Barbara Anton’s latest book, Egret to the Flames a passionate saga of love, lust, and greed, set amid the burning sugar cane fields of south Florida. Barbara Anton was born in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania and lived in Sarasota, Florida. Barbara passed away on May 20, 2007 after a brief illness.