Connie Barnard

Connie Barnard was born and raised deep in the heart of Dixie – in the South Georgia town of Albany. While in college at the University of Georgia she married her high school sweetheart, Howard, and spent the next thirty years traveling the world as an Air Force wife. An English teacher by trade, Connie taught wherever they were stationed, the most exotic of which was a year at Leavenworth Prison – which she refers to as the ultimate gated community. While Howard was assigned to Myrtle Beach Air Force Base in the 1980s, the Barnards bought a shabby old beach house in Surfside which they re-did and moved into permanently upon his retirement from the Air Force in 1996. They have two adult children and five grandchildren, all of whom are blessed to live in South Carolina.

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