Barb Nefer is an Orlando-based freelance writer specializing in travel, pets, and personal finance. She's currently a regular contributor to “Animal Wellness” and “Orlando Attractions” magazines. In the past, she's written for such publications as “The Writer,” “Grit,” “Bird Talk,” “SuperVision,” and “Twins.

Online Writing
Barb is currently writes two blogs Doggone Orlando and In the Shadow of the Mousefor She is also the Orlando Theme Parks Examiner for (latest articles to the right) and writes additional Examiner columns on Disney Cruise Line, budget travel, personal finance, and relationship advice. Barb was the Pet Supplies & Product Reviews Guide for use the link for past pet product reviews.

Barb also chronicles her travel adventures, from an Adventures by Disney trip to the Canadian Rockies to a blogging trip in a Chevy Eco provided by GM in the Southeast, and reviews travel-related products, on

Books and LifeSkills Press
Barb is the author of the career guide “So You Want to be a Counselor,” published by Frederick Fell Publishers.

She moved into ebooks in 2012 and started her own online publishing company, LifeSkills Press, specializing in travel books about Walt Disney World and the other Central Florida theme parks, personal finance, work at home opportunities, and pets.

You can find a complete list of Barb's ebooks at LifeSkills Press. Here's a sampling of recent books:

Magazine Samples
You can see some samples of Barb's magazine work at the following links:
When Birds and Budgets Collide, Bird Channel
(Bird Talk Magazine)
Clean House, Healthy Bird, Bird Channel (Bird Talk Magazine)
A Florida Icon: The Pink Flamingo, Expressions of Florida website
Natural Born Floridians,
Essence of Florida website
Miniature Donkeys: Small Package, Big Personality,
Equus Caballus
A “Suite” Celebration in Cinderella's Castle, Celebration Life (PDF file)
Oh Deer, It's Little Orphan Annie,
Celebration Life (PDF file)

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B. N. Life Skills LLC