Dr. Barbara Ann Kipfer is the author of 14,000 Things to be Happy About with more than one million copies in print.
She has also written Self-Meditation, Instant Karma, 8,789 Words of Wisdom, The Wish List, and The Order of Things (Workman). Among her 50+ other books are 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 30+ years and is Chief Lexicographer of Temnos. She has worked for such companies as Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com, Answers.com, Ask Jeeves, Bellcore/Telcordia, General Electric Research, Google, IBM Research, idealab, Knowledge Adventure, and Wolfram|Alpha. Her other website is Reference Wordsmith.