Barbara Briggs Ward is a writer living in Ogdensburg, New York. Her short story "The Kitchens" was third runner-up in the 2021 Great American Fiction Contest. She is the author of The Reindeer Keeper, chosen by Yahoo!’s Christmas Book Club as their December 2012 Book of the Month. Her second work of Christmas fiction, The Snowman Maker, was released October 2013. Her short stories have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul, Christmas Magic, Family Caregivers, Ladies’ Home Journal, and Highlights children's magazine. She was a featured author on Mountain Lake PBS and Target Book Festivals in Boston and New York. For more, visit BarbaraBriggsWard.com.