About Mimi Barbour

NYT & USA Today, best-selling, award-winning author, MIMI BARBOUR, has seven romance series to her credit. She also has many single titles and a huge number of box sets - her own and multi-author collections. Mimi lives on the East coast of Vancouver Island with her husband and writes her various romances with tongue in cheek and a mad glint in her eye. She's been known to say: "If I can steal a booklover's attention away from their everyday grind, absorb them into a fantasy love story, and make them care about the ending, then I've done my job." **Visit her blogs at http://mimibarbour.com / http://Authorsbillboard.com **Sign up for her monthly newsletter at http://mimibarbour.com Her reviews are numerous and incredibly positive: "Love Mimi Barbour, love her books. When you can read a book that within just a few words, you are brought right into the book. You feel, taste, see everything going on. Great story lines. Fantastic characters, fantastic plots, story lines like real life both honest folk and of crooks. Humor that will have you giggling then full on belly laugh. You may even shed a tear or two. All in all, Mimi never disappoints." ~ Reviewed by Shirleen Miller

Talking Puppies Tell All by @MimiBarbour

Talking puppies? You bet! When my friend, Kay Walters, suggested making a video with our dogs talking trash about us, I was tickled. “Can you do it,” I asked? Dumb question–that woman and her son can make any kind of magic possible.

The next day she sent me a bunch of questions she wanted me to answer and requested a photo of my white bundle of mischief, Charli.

Very soon after, with a clear English accent that I love (I’m a Canadian and to this day believe I don’t have an accent LOL), she sent me this Talking Puppies video, and I was thrilled. Not only was I crazy over the pups talking, but I was floored at what can be done in today’s media universe.

I’ll add here… I’m glad I don’t have a pet snake or iguana speaking for me. But hold on… she says they will be making more movies in the future and using all kinds of pets.

Can’t wait, Katy.


Special Agent Makayla

Makayla hears the cries of children in trouble.

People don’t understand, and it’s complicated for Special Agent Makayla to explain. In her mind, she doesn’t have special powers. It’s just fallout from the days when she was blind… before the operation that restored her sight. Back then, she’d learned to use her other senses, rely on her instincts, and listen intensely. Except her uncanny ability is beyond reason.

Because of her gift, she works with the Special Victims Unit and takes on all the cases of vanishing kids where the usual processes haven’t worked. Sickened by many of her assignments, she finds joy when she sees the kids free and healing. Her biggest stress… they just keep on disappearing.

Dean Andrews desperately needs help. His nine-year-old niece has gone missing and the only person he’s told that can save her is a kook who mysteriously hears the cries of terrified children. How can he put his trust in this wild-haired woman with striking eyes and a heart bigger than her tiny body?

Yet, he has no other choice. His sister begs him to find her little girl… and he promises. Now he must deliver. Time is running out and everywhere he’s turned leads to yet another dead end.
Working as a team, they hunt the dark web, become involved in porn webcam sites, and do whatever is necessary to find his niece before she’s lost forever.


We wish you a Merry Christmas!

Hi There,

I wanted to write to you, our friends, and tell you how much you mean to our ladies here at the Authors’ Billboard. This last year has brought us to a whole new level of success… it’s been a dream come true.

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And you enter our contests and endorse our various giveaways. Join us in our Facebook events, follow us on our personal newsletters and let us know with your sharing that you’re there.

Maybe authors have ever explained this simple fact to you before?

If not, you must understand one hugely important thing.

We need you.

You make us care about our work… to get up each day with a purpose and happy when we accomplish our goals.

Therefore, all our ladies want you to know our thoughts are with you during this season. Our hearts are filled with gladness for having you in our world.

We all hope you will have the loveliest holiday possible, fun-filled with family and friends to help you celebrate.

We wish the sweetness of love and happiness will make this Christmas special… better than it’s ever been before.



Fictional stories based on real people…!

The Undercover FBI Series – At this time there are 7 standalone books to the series, with the 8th in the pipeline.

I started writing these books back in April of 2014, and I came up with the idea when a friend of mine had built his own plane and took me for a ride. All I could think about was how cool it would be to have a character who could fly her own plane.

The FBI connection came soon after when I decided I wanted to write a series about kick-ass characters and not be restrained by their gender. I mean, there are as many strong, cagey, classy women in law enforcement as there are men…. Right?

After I started writing Special Agent Francesca, book #1, I’d found my niche. It was fun… pure unadulterated fun to let my imagination roam while I forced her into conflict after conflict that would test her mettle. Since I love humor, it seeped through. Many of my Amazon and Goodread reviews have mentioned that the book is enjoyable for that reason.

After I wrote the first book, my hubby asked me to write the next one with a male protagonist, and he suggested I call the agent Finnegan. Just the name sparked all kinds of fun situations and it became my Christmas book for that year. This time, I added a secondary character called Joker who was Finnegan’s Irish, New York bar-owner father. (It was the name my husband always used for his own Dad.)

That’s when I realized the beauty of having people I know being slipped into my fictional stories. Turns out, The Joker became a favorite – if most of the reviews are to be believed.

Since then, almost every book in the series has a character from my own life and it’s been a hoot to take the best from those I love and let the world see them as I do. (Special Agent Charli – the character Poppa John is a dead-ringer for my beloved pops. He’s funny, adorable and smart – just like the real Poppa John used to be. So many of his high jinks are factual which made it very enjoyable to write.)

My latest in the series – Special Agent Rylee – is also unique because my favorite niece brainstormed the plot with me. I wanted to set the story on a Caribbean Cruise, and she took it a step further, demanding a stowaway. Ha! I added two, one based on her own kitty. I wonder… did she recognize a few of the heroine’s sweeter peculiarities based on her own behavior?

The book in the pipeline is one I’ve been plotting in my head for some time. I lost my best friend – the only man I’ve ever wanted – last year, and his book will be tender-sweet to write. My guy was a hell of a character in life, so it’s going to be a real challenge to make Special Agent Murphy realistic with the many facets to his personality that the man I lived with for over 50 years was so respected for. But it will be done…

Mimi Barbour, Author

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No! It can’t be 2019 already?! Seriously?? Where did the time go! #mgtab @mimisgang1

Okay – someone smack me on the side of the head. It’s New Year ’s Day for 2019 and I honestly don’t know what happened to the last few months of 2018.

Have you ever had a year like that?

It’s mind-warping.

I used to hate the days when I was younger that seem to go on forever, but I’d sure like a few of them now.  You know those days where the time went by so slowly that you filled them in with frivolous things like reading a book, going for long walks or talking on the phone to as many friend’s who’d answer when they saw your name on their caller ID.

Nowadays, if I force myself to do some of those things, I’m finding myself in a rush, walking double time and skimming the book pages rather than letting each word sink in.

To make things even worse, I allow guilt to attack because I haven’t called people for so long they probably won’t recognise my voice. And… because so much time has passed, I can’t stand the thought of that tiny tone of sarcasm when they go on about how long it’s been since they’ve heard back from you – even though they left a number of messages…. awww just shoot me now!

So – it’s time to instigate some changes, to live every day, stringing things out for as long as it’s possible. I’m thinking that when we slow down, so will the clocks. When we stop thinking we need to rush around, maybe we’ll have moments of boredom, moments when we can fill in with special pastimes like lunch with a friend, joining new groups to follow interests we’ve always set aside or maybe to finish a lot of projects that are decorated with cobwebs all over the bags.

What a fantastic idea!!

It would be so sweet to get to the end of week without saying, OMG it’s already Friday???

My wish to all of you wonderful friends is to have your inner clocks slow down. To live every day to the fullest! To fill yourself with so enjoyment in life that once the end of the week arrives, you will think I can’t believe how much I accomplished, my days were filled and I loved every long minute.

I also want to take this moment to thank you for supporting our wonderful authors here at the Authors’ Billboard. We will never forget your unbelievable kindness.

Big hugs and lots of loving wishes,

Happy New Year!