Dr. Barbara Ann Kipfer is the author of 14,000 Things to be Happy About with more than one million copies in print. Watch for the 25th anniversary, revised edition of the book later in 2014.
Among her 50+ other books are Self-Meditation, Instant Karma, 8,789 Words of Wisdom, The Wish List, and The Order of Things, thesauri and dictionaries, trivia and question books, archaeology reference books, and happiness and spiritually themed books. The books are available on Amazon and in bookstores.
Barbara holds a PhD and MPhil in Linguistics (University of Exeter), a PhD in Archaeology (Greenwich University), an MA (Greenwich University) and a PhD in Buddhist Studies (Akamai University), and a BS in physical education (Valparaiso University). She is a Registered Professional Archaeologist and has taught meditation.
Dr. Kipfer has been a lexicographer for 35 years and is Chief Lexicographer of Temnos. She has worked for Answers.com, Ask Jeeves/Ask.com, Bellcore/Telcordia, Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com, General Electric Research, Google, IBM Research, idealab, Knowledge Adventure, and Wolfram|Alpha. Her other website is Reference Wordsmith.