About Barbara Bottner
Barbara Bottner, New York Times best selling author of over 40 books, is a screenwriter, TV writer, and writing coach, who began her multi-hyphenate career as an artist and actor. Designing off-Broadway sets in the ’60’s led her to performance As an actor in New York, she worked with Sam Shepherd in the downtown troupe, Theater Genesis, and was a member of Ellen Stewart’s ground-breaking troupe (where Hair originated) La Mama Plexus, directed by Joel (my Big Fat Greek Wedding) Zwick. The troupe toured Europe, appearing in London’s West End as well as paying in New York City and colleges around the country.
Feeling drawn to children and young adult audiences, she wrote AFTER SCHOOL SPECIALS with Arlene Sidaris and also starred on a prime time CBS sit-com, Scorch Series. Eventually, Bottner and Sidaris wrote Mama Said, a feature that has been often optioned for various directors and producers, including Larry Pierce, Renee Taylor, Joel Zwick, Dan Rissner and others. Bottner has