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Barbara Hall (born 17 July 1961) is an American writer and producer of television series. She is best known as the creator and producer of the series Joan of Arcadia.

Hall was born in Chatham, Virginia. She is the daughter of Ervis Hall and Flo Hall, and is the sister of Karen Hall. She graduated from Chatham High School in 1978, and Summa Cum Laude from James Madison University with a BA in English in 1982.

Shortly after graduation, Hall moved to Los Angeles, where she became a TV writer and producer. She has writing and producing credits for Northern Exposure, Chicago Hope and Judging Amy. Among other recognitions, she has received the Humanitas Prize for Television, the Television Critics Association Award, the TV Guide Award, and the Catholics in Media Award.

Hall is a singer-songwriter and founding member of the alternative country rock band The Enablers, who issued two CDs: The First Seven Songs (2003) and Come Back Soon (2004). Her solo debut CD, Handsome, came out in 2005. Hall's recordings have been featured on Chicago Hope and Joan of Arcadia.

Raised in a Methodist household, Hall passed through "a period of very loud, noisy rejection" of religion before converting to Roman Catholicism. She has said, "I went through every stage of a relationship with God from atheism to who I am now."

Hall says she has "always been interested in metaphysics and physics," and credits "science more than anything else" with her conversion. About Joan of Arcadia, she said, "My tag on the show is that it's about both physics and metaphysics, because you can't have one without the other." Physics also features prominently in her novel The Music Teacher.

Hall has written several novels:

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    Total Books: 62
    Letters from Hollywood Inside the Private World of Classic American Moviemaking
    2013 - Charisma (Paperback)
    ISBN-13: 9781624670923
    ISBN-10: 162467092X
    Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

    Social Work with Older People Approaches to PersonCentred Practice
    Tempo Change
    2010 - Tempo Change (Paperback)Hardcover
    ISBN-13: 9780385736084
    ISBN-10: 0385736088
    Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
    • Currently 5/5 Stars.

    That is Choice
    2009 - That Is Choice (Paperback)
    ISBN-13: 9781847483140
    ISBN-10: 1847483143

    The Noah Confessions
    2009 - The Noah Confessions (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
    ISBN-13: 9781439583944
    ISBN-10: 1439583943

    The Music Teacher
    2009 - The Music Teacher (Hardcover)
    ISBN-13: 9781565124639
    ISBN-10: 1565124634
    Genre: Literature & Fiction
    • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.

    Shoestring An Adventure in the Florida Keys
    2008 - Shoestring an Adventure in the Florida Keys (Paperback)
    ISBN-13: 9781438905136
    ISBN-10: 1438905130

    The Alphabet of Cats
    2008 - The Alphabet of Cats (Paperback)
    ISBN-13: 9781847482471
    ISBN-10: 1847482473

    Sadie's Secret A real story
    2007 - Sadie's Secret a Real Story (Paperback)
    ISBN-13: 9781434338532
    ISBN-10: 1434338533

    The Noah Confessions
    2007 - The Noah Confessions (Hardcover)Paperback
    ISBN-13: 9780385733281
    ISBN-10: 0385733283
    Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
    • Currently 5/5 Stars.

    The Sunday Times Cryptic Crossword
    2001 - The Sunday Times Cryptic Crossword (Paperback)
    ISBN-13: 9780007122011
    ISBN-10: 0007122012
    Genre: Humor & Entertainment

    Wivelsfield Parish Church A Short History and Guide
    2001 - Wivelsfield Parish Church a Short History and Guide (Paperback)
    ISBN-13: 9780952457725
    ISBN-10: 0952457725

    This Business of Radio Programming
    2000 - This Business of Radio Programming (Paperback)
    ISBN-13: 9780970586414
    ISBN-10: 0970586418
    Genres: Arts & Photography, Humor & Entertainment

    Culture Shock Indonesia A Guide to Customs and Etiquette
    2000 - Culture Shock Indonesia a Guide to Customs and Etiquette (Paperback)
    ISBN-13: 9781870668613
    ISBN-10: 1870668618

    A Summons To New Orleans
    2000 - A Summons to New Orleans (Hardcover)
    ISBN-13: 9780684863191
    ISBN-10: 0684863197
    Genre: Literature & Fiction
    • Currently 2.7/5 Stars.

    Close to Home
    1998 - Close to Home (Paperback)Hardcover
    ISBN-13: 9780340625606
    ISBN-10: 0340625600
    Genre: Literature & Fiction

    Reisegast in Indonesien
    1997 - Reisegast in Indonesien (Paperback)
    ISBN-13: 9783923975730
    ISBN-10: 3923975732

    Close To Home
    1997 - Close to Home (Hardcover)Paperback
    ISBN-13: 9780684809816
    ISBN-10: 0684809818
    Genre: Literature & Fiction
    • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

    The House Across the Cove
    1995 - The House Across the Cove (Other)Paperback
    ISBN-13: 9780606076685
    ISBN-10: 0606076689

    1995 - Fool's Hill [Laurel-Leaf Books] (Paperback)
    ISBN-13: 9780440219392
    ISBN-10: 0440219396

    Cloudburst [SIGNATURE S.] (Paperback)
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