Barbara Joe Williams

Barbara Joe Williams

Barbara Joe Williams is a bestselling author, copy editor, proofreader, publisher, and publishing consultant living in Tallahassee, Florida. She is also a Navy veteran, a graduate of Tallahassee Community College, and Florida A & M University. She holds a B.S. in Business Teacher Education and a M.Ed. in Counseling Education. Barbara is also the founder of Amani Publishing, LLC (2004), and the co-founder of the Tallahassee Authors Network (TAN) since September 2008. Recently, she signed on as the Editor-in-Chief of Book Cover Magazine.

Barbara has published books for over fifty aspiring authors and twenty-two books for herself. Although she writes contemporary romance, women’s fiction, and self-help books, she is releasing a new young adult series titled, Bell Bottom High, this summer under the pen name of B.J. Williams.

Her novel, Forgive Us This Day (Anniversary Edition), was reviewed in USA Today by Michelle Monkou. It was a recommended “must-read” romance story.

Barbara was also featured in the January/February 2016 edition of Tallahassee Magazine as one of the Top 5 graduates of Tallahassee Community College.


All of her books are available on Kindle and Nook.

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