In Loving Memory of Barbara Silkstone

In Loving Memory of Barbara Silkstone

It is with a heavy heart, we at Austen Authors announce that the lovely and talented Barbara Silkstone passed away on February 16, 2022. She was the best-selling author of the Wendy Darlin Tomb Raider series that includes: Wendy and the Lost Boys, London Broil, Cairo Caper, Wendy Darlin Tomb Raider Boxed Set. Her Criminally Funny Fables series includes: The Secret Diary of Alice in Wonderland, Age 42 and Three-Quarters; Wendy and the Lost Boys; Zo White and the Seven Morphs; Cold Case Morphs.

Among Barbara’s Jane Austen-inspired books, one can find Darcy’s Honeymoon, Mister Darcy’s Secret, Mister Darcy’s Christmas, My Fair Lizzy, Darcy and Elizabeth: Simon’s Christmas, Darcy and Elizabeth: Will’s First Christmas, Mister Darcy’s Templars, Lizzy’s Love Apprentice, Darcy’s Royal Dilemma, Mister Darcy’s Dogs, The Gallant Vicar, The Return of the Gallant Vicar, Darcy Down the Rabbit Hole, Mister Darcy’s Maltese Falcon, The Witches of Longbourn, Darcy, Lizzy and Lady Susan, Pansy Cottage, Darcy, Lizzy and Emma, Darcy and Elizabeth: Serendipity, Happy Christmas from the Darcys, and Darcy’s Magical Message. 

Silkstone’s writing has been described as “perfectly paced and pitched – shades of Janet Evanovich and Carl Hiaasen – without seeming remotely derivative. Fast moving action that shoots from the hip with bullet-proof characterization.”

We at Austen Authors grieve her loss.


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Karen Vogel
Karen Vogel
May 16, 2022 10:39 PM

So sad to hear of Barbara’s passing. We worked together in the 70’s and recently reconnected and I read her books an we reminisced about times… my sincere condolences to her daughter & family.

May 15, 2022 1:29 PM

I am so saddened to learn of Barbara’s passing.

Kathy Levernier
Kathy Levernier
May 12, 2022 9:58 AM

Oh my goodness ? I have been trying to get in touch with her. I am in shock. She was doing better. Day- by- day … I have all her books ?on kindle to lift her spirits I began buying them in hardcover to read to my grangirls.
Sending blessings and lifting My dear friend ?up in prayers that she is free of pain and making smiles

Joanie Woods
Joanie Woods
March 25, 2022 5:18 PM

My forever friend was a brilliant author, creative designer with an extensive humor all her own and we have lost a a great talent and she was very brave. She was our cookie and sweetie and will be missed by all. My heart is broken but she must be dancing and smelling the flowers in heaven.

March 22, 2022 12:56 AM

I am so very saddened by Barbara’s passing. We were neighbors as children and reconnected about a year ago. She was a joy. She and her family are in my prayers.

February 25, 2022 10:50 PM

I’m very sorry to hear this. Her family is in my prayers.

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