Welcome to AboutTheAuthor.com, a domain acquired by Westward Connections Inc. on April 21, 1998. Westward Connections CEO and founder, Barb Tomlin, envisioned it becoming a hub featuring the authors she had interviewed for CompuServe, Prodigy, and America Online over the years as well as authors she would come to know from that point forward. Within months Barb was contacted by Alfred Glossbrenner, a bestselling technology book author. He was collaborating with his wife Emily on a book titled “About the Author” and was hoping to lease abouttheauthor.com to use in promoting their book. Negotiations concluded with Westward Connections producing the website for their book promotion and leasing them the use of the domain for five years.
Fast forward to 2023. The publishing world has changed dramatically. Barb is on a mission to publish some of her life’s work quickly, making it accessible to the world long after she is gone.