My Projects

My name is Barbara Graver. I’m a Catholic blogger, podcaster, ebook writer.and etsy shop owner.  

I’m currently hard at work on my testimony, New Age To Catholic, which should be available in ebook in early 2021.  I’m also working on a new Christian suspense novel, the Day is at Hand, which should be out not long after that.  

My short ebook Faith Based Blogger is well underway and will be available by the end of the year. For more on Faith Based and my other ebooks please check out my ebook page.

I blog on the Catholic saints at Chasing the Saints, podcast on spiritual warfare and the resources of the faith at New Age To Catholic, and sell printable prayer cards and other pdfs  at Catholic Book and Card on Etsy. 

This website focuses on writing, media and the Catholic faith. It is also where I share my podcast which can also be heard on my dedicated podcast at NewAgeToCatholic.com.

My Background

I've loved writing, reading and illustration ever since I remember.  When I was a child my most treasured possessions were my books.  Although it’s been a long haul since then, I still have three of my best loved books on my book shelf.  A book of children’s poetry, a book about a crow who questioned creation and discovered God and small white leather bound Bible.  All have beautiful illustrations.

When I was five or six I began illustrating my own stories and stapling the pages together to form my first books.  When I got a little older, I included text under my drawings.  In fifth grade, our teacher showed us how to make actual small books with Smyth sewn text and cloth covered boards.  Our assignment was to make one such book.  I made four.

I did a lot of art as well and was especially fond of sculpting, drawing and making illustrated greeting cards.  So, it made sense that, as a young girl, I always thought that I’d go to college to study art or writing or both.  But when the time came, I made the practical decision and studied nursing at a small Catholic college in Northeast PA.  I used all my electives, however, on English courses and published my poetry in the school’s literary magazine.  

 I worked as a nurse for over fifteen years, breaking to have babies and deal with family tragedies and go to school for graphic design at our local community college.  For a short time I even worked in the graphic design department of our local newspaper.  But no matter what I did books and writing were what I really loved.  Over the course of my life I wrote poetry, a few short stories and several novels.

My Return to the Church

I  returned to the Catholic faith after seven years of spiritual deception in the new age and the occult and two years of attending Protestant churches.  During my time in the new age I  and authored a popular metaphysical blog called The Mystic Review. 

After coming back to the Church, I knew that my older novels and previous blog no longer reflected who I was or who I wanted to be.  It wasn’t easy to change but I was able to make a clean break with the past and begin again.

This website is part of that break.  In it I want to share book reviews, writing resources, my creative projects and my Catholic faith.  I'm hoping to finish my testimony by the end of the year and get it into ebook in mid 2021.  It’s the hardest story I’ve ever tried to tell but it needs to be told.

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To read more about my creative journey please check out my article The Season of Being Creative.