Barrett is a freelance nonfiction writer and a speculative fiction creative writer.
In 2015, she was awarded first place in police/crime/court coverage by the New York Press Association for her January 2014 Ithaca Times cover story on the City of Ithaca’s contract negotiations with the police union.
She received an honorable mention in the 12th Annual Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Short Story competition in the Science Fiction and Fantasy Category.
Barrett built a house in the woods, with her craftsman partner, from trees they felled, milled and raised by themselves.
Barrett earned a BA in Creative Writing from Wells College and MA in Social and Political Philosophy from Binghamton University. She is a graduate of the Clarion West Writers Workshop, class of 2018.