Barbara Ehrentreu 🇺🇸


Barbara Ehrentreu is the Regional Director – West Region  of Motivational Strips . She is based in the USA office under the team of Global Forum Director  Sabrina Young.

Author Barbara grew up in Brooklyn and moved to Queens. She has lived and taught in Long Island, Buffalo, NY and Westchester, NY as well as a year in Los Angeles, CA. She has a Masters Degree in Reading and Writing K-12. She currently is retired from teaching but she tutors and is living in Stamford, CT with her family. If I Could Be Like Jennifer Taylor, inspired by Paula Danziger for her children’s writing workshop at Manhattanville College, won second prize in Preditors & Editors as Best Young Adult Book for 2011. Her second book, After, considers what can happen to a teen when her father becomes ill with a heart attack. It is based on her own experiences when her husband had a heart attack and the aftermath of what she and her family experienced. She has written a sequel to If I Could Be Like Jennifer Taylor titled, “Who Is Jennifer Taylor?” and is writing the last book, The Mill Valley High Five to add to this series that is called The Mill Valley High series.. Barbara has a poetry book, You’ll Probably Forget Me: Living With and Without Hal, which won Honorable Mention in the NLAPW (National League of American Pen Women) Vinnie Ream contest for 2017 and several of her poems are published in the anthologies: Poets To Come, The Walt Whitman Bicentennial Anthology, Crossroads: A Poet’s Journey by Luzviminda Gabato Rivera, “Queen”, World Poetry Open Mic 2016, 2017,2018,2019, Prompted: An International Collection of Poetry, Beyond the Dark Room, Storm Cycle and Backlit Barbell. In addition, her short screenplay for “The Kiss” won 1st Prize for a Romantic short screenplay at Indie Gathering, and Honorable Mention for Best Dialogue in a Short at Action on Film. Her poem, “A Walk Down the Path of My Memories” won Best Poem at Action on Film last year.

Barbara has won multiple awards and certificates for her work from Motivational Strips, and Hispanomundial De Escritores, as well as The Order of Shakespeare for her poem in “The Genius”. Currently she is planning to write a feature length screenplay based on her short screenplay. She has a blog, Barbara’s Meanderings, and hosts a radio show on Blog Talk Radio, Books and Entertainment Tales from the Pages, once a month. On Facebook she is a Regional Director for Motivational Strips and a member of several poetry groups, including: The Garden of Poetry and Prose, WPOM Poets and Friends, Gogyhoka, and Poets Attic. She belongs to Greenwich Pen Women Letters, CAPA and SCBWI.