About Barbara Ivie Green

I love a book that takes me far away... to time and a place when the world was filled with mystery. Throw in some humor, nonstop action, a little romance and I'm pretty much hooked. Add to that an ancient mystery and I'm yours forever... well, at least until the book is finished. Ha-ha!

Treasure of Egypt solves one of the greatest mysteries of the Ancient World, the origins of the Sphinx, as well as several misconstrued symbols. It is the culmination of years of research, poring over every book on ancient Egypt I could get my hands on in order to study the hieroglyphic symbols as well as the mythology of early Egypt.

To me, understanding their ancient beliefs, as well as their writing was not only fascinating, but essential to writing a solid book.

I have spent years as a professional artist, (please click on the Art of Ivie tab to view my paintings or the Graphic Arts tab to see my computer generated images) but it wasn't until a late blessing came into my life, which magically transformed my oils into finger paints, that the opportunity to finally write "that book" came.

I am blessed to have the most amazing supportive husband and family. I also have the best dog in the whole world, (see his picture in the dictionary next to "best dog ever") and his sidekick, Mr. Widdle, aka Wiz-man, whose name has been changed to protect the little bugger. Let's just say it's a good thing he's cute, because he has a few problems that were worse when he first came to us. He's getting better, but at this time nothing is safe in the yard whether it's edible or not, and the carpet is... well, soon to be ancient history!

My enduring Romance with the Ancient World!

I love all things from the ancient world! The art, the legacy of myths, and mysteries that early cultures produced have had my imagination in overdrive since I was a young . . . um---err, well for years! LOL!

The unsolved mysteries especially have held me enraptured, both as an artist and author, giving rise to both my series: Treasure of the Ancients and Paranormally Yours. The first series adheres strictly to the real world; although it is fiction. The research on the language and mythology is quite extensive, whereas the series Paranormally Yours jumps into the world of fantasy with both feet. . . . Perhaps flying leap is more apt. Hahaha!



The first book in the series Treasure or the AncientsTreasure of Egypt, delves into one of the greatest mysteries of the ancient world, the myths surrounding the Great Sphinx. Mankind has asked for centuries where the image of the Sphinx originated. Discover for yourself the origins of the amazing symbol as well as several hieroglyphs that have been misidentified or unknown altogether.

The research into the book took years and when I do deviate from the “real world” to explore the ancient “fictitious” tomb as a reader you are sent on a journey that also follows the Book of Gates, which is within the Book of Coming Forth By Day or the Land of Two Ways. Some would call this the Book of the Dead, but since that wasn’t a term used until late in the nineteenth century I resisted the temptation to use it in my adventure that takes place in the year 1863.

The second book in the series, Treasure of the Emerald Isle, has been fascinating to research and I cannot wait until its release in 2013. It involves the mystery surrounding the great megalithic structures such as Stonehenge and Newgrange. Who built them and where and why did they go?

To read the first chapter click here. Treasure of Egypt sneak peek!



Paranormally Yours

The Ghost Pirate's Treasure is the first book in my new series Paranormally Yours and delves into the world of fantasy. We are still exploring the ancient myths of the world . . . but in this series everything of fantasy, myth, and legend can and probably will pop up. Hahahaha!





“Laugh out loud humorous mystery!”

A delightfully enchanting, ghostly tale, filled with light hearted humor, heartwarming romance, haunted histories, and ancient mysteries.

A tale of discovery, mischievous spirits, and Mayan mayhem!

What do you get when a mischievous ghost, a new divorcée, her helpful mother, the nosey neighbor, her hunky son, a leaky pooch, and a fed up gardener are thrust together for the Christmas season?

A fast paced, action-packed, mystical thriller that is just what the veterinarian ordered to start the new year-tun off right!

Jessie has agreed to house sit her eccentric aunts empty bed and breakfast for the Christmas holiday while she tours Italy. But Jessie soon learns that the old mansion isn’t necessarily empty . . . . After meeting the resident ghost, Jessie is convinced she’s lost her old life, her practice, and her beloved dog, but quite possibly her sanity as well!


Having just gone through a divorce, Jessie has more on her plate than dealing with her nosey neighbor, the blue haired dynamo’s perpetually leaky dachshund, and her gorgeous son, who could be at home in the halls of Valhalla playing the part of Thor. . . . She has to find Jacques, the ghost pirate’s treasure map, the fabled city of El Dorado, and the Heart of the Mountain itself in order to save the man she loves . . . along with the planet!


This book explores the hidden mysteries of the ancient myths surrounding the Mayan Sun calendar along with enough nonsense to make it all deliriously wacky. The Christmas season takes on a whole new meaning in this humorous, romantic adventure!

To read the first chapter click here: The Ghost Pirate's Treasure

Cupid’s Love Potion is now available!




Laugh along as the puzzle unravels in this delightfully dangerous whodunit full of zany humor, heartwarming romance, haunted histories, and ancient mysteries.

This is the second installment in Barbara Ivie Green’s series of supernatural adventures, (Paranormally Yours). The hilarious Jacques is back! And he is funnier than ever! Will he finally find his treasure, or will someone dear to him end up sleeping with the fishes?

In this tale of love potions and flying arrows, Cupid is on a mission to reunite two of mythologies greatest star-crossed lovers. Can he bring this fated couple together, or will he and love be lost to the world forever?

What do you get when a lonely librarian, her dreamy guardian angel, a merciless madman, a jealous reporter, a cranky ghost, a jovial jaguar, and three surprisingly streetwise and sexy matriarchs are thrown together for Valentine’s season?

A fast paced, action-packed, mystical thriller that is sure to touch your heart!


To read the first chapter click here: Cupid's Love Potion

In this series I have enjoyed combining the myths and icons from these different subjects. My third book is in process, Luck of the Irish is already underway. Pulling together the information, myths, and superstitions surrounding the topic and incorporating it into my story and letting my characters have at it has been a riot!
Thank you for viewing my books. :O)


Love always,
Barbara

2 comments:

  1. would like to get by email at k527@msn.com

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  2. Hi Karen, I just noticed your comment. Thank you for posting. Are you wanting the book or more information by email? Treasure of Egypt's ebook is currently available on Amazon and the paperback is just about everywhere book's are sold.

    I am hoping to create a news letter one of these days - you know - when I get organized. LOL!

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