Barbara is a BBC trained script and screenwriter, an author, composer and lyricist.

Novels & Short Stories

Eat the View

Eat The View book cover © AdrianChesterman.com 2012

© AdrianChesterman.com 2012

Eat the View’ is Barbara’s first novel – a comedy drama set in rural France.  ‘Eat the View’ – ‘Paradise. Poverty. Passion. One woman digs deep!’ 

Natash Harding, Books Editor  - The Sun newspaper E-Book of the Week, “a very funny book with some truly delicious characters.”)

A classic tale of optimism and hope versus life’s often ungenerous reality, the novel picks up the story of wife and mother – and wannabe writer – Alpha O’ Mara, and takes its reader on a well paced, humorous and romantic journey of ex-pat discovery from Brighton beach to the beautiful Charente region of Western France.

‘Eat the View’ is warm, uplifting literary Chick-Lit, perfect for holiday or bedtime. Barbara Jane Mackie has created a witty,  Anglo-French entertainment to tickle the soul!’ Andrew Lucas, Best-selling Kindle Author of ‘Cross Dressed to Kill. 

Eat the View is the first in the Alpha O’ Mara series, which also includes Wobble and Bad Advice.

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Short Stories

‘Mia and Melinda Mean Murder’ a Hitchcockian comedy crime! And teen fiction short story ‘I’m Not Dead!’.

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Writing Courses

Barbara Jane Mackie runs writing workshops with Screenwriting and TV Script writing the focus of a three day course.

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