About Barbara Jean

Barbara Jean Coast 2Barbara Jean Coast is the pen name of authors Andrea Taylor & Heather Shkuratoff.  She is currently hard at work telling the cozy tales of the fictional town of Santa Lucia, loosely based on Santa Barbara in the late 50’s, early 60’s, known as The Poppy Cove Mystery Series.  Published by Cozy Cat Press, STRANGLED BY SILK, DEATH OF A BEAUTY QUEEN and A NATE TO REMEMBER are available on Amazon in print and Kindle ebook form.

Andrea TaylorAndrea Taylor

Andrea always imagined herself being a supersleuth girl detective and writing adventurous stories, full of mystery and intrigue since she was old enough to hold a pencil. She resides in St. Martins, NB, Canada, where she writes under the pen name of Barbara Jean Coast with her co-author friend, Heather Shkuratoff, and travels often to California to further develop the stories and escapades of the Poppy Cove Mystery Series. Andrea has also published freelance articles about fashion, current events, and childcare, and is currently blogging on WordPress about creativity and poetry, as well as researching for her own literary novels.

Heather ShkuratoffHeather Shkuratoff

As an avid mystery reader, Heather joined lifelong friend Andrea Taylor to create the Poppy Cove Mystery Series, written under the pen name of Barbara Jean Coast. Growing up in a family of talented crafters and sewers, Heather developed her own skills to become a dressmaker and designer, which helps to give rich detail and character to their stories. She lives in St. Martins, NB, Canada, but spends much time in California, researching for the novels and doing her best to live like Barbara Jean.

2 Responses to About Barbara Jean

  1. dianesatitagain says:

    I love you guys very much! I just learned from reading this that you’re not Barbara! But love you nonetheless.
    I’m purchasing the book series and will be following you as well.
    You are an absolute joy…a breath of fresh air!

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    • Hello, Diane! Thank you so much for your kind words and it makes us so happy to make you happy 🥰. We brought Barbara Jean into existence because we felt she should be here in this wacky little world of ours. It’s fantabulous to make your acquaintance!
      Toodles from Barbara Jean and kind regards from Andrea and Heather.

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