Barbara Winard of The Baby Bloomer has earned degrees in English literature, journalism, and, later in life, gerontology. For the past 25 years she was a senior editor of two online encyclopedias and she wrote thousands of articles about literature, film, the fine and performing arts, and more. She began her solo travels in college, and after returning from a six-month trip to Asia, she wandered off the street and was hired by the Asia Society in New York City to produce films and print materials for adults and children about Asian culture. She was also a film programmer and traveled to film festivals around the world. Barbara got her start in production and writing with New York City’s public television station, WNET/13. She currently lives in Jersey City.