|Photos from events in my book A DANCE WITH THE DEVIL: A TRUE STORY OF MARRIAGE TO A PSYCHOPATH
Copyright 2013, Barbara Bentley. All rights reserved. No contents can be used without permission from the author.
A Little Bit About Barbara
Barbara Bentley grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, in a middle-class, blue collar town. She graduated summa
cum laude with a BS in Marketing and was the Outstanding Undergraduate of the Business School at Golden Gate
University in 1986. Her new degree allowed her to advance in the Quality Assurance arena and she retired after a
thirty-nine year career. She now enjoys writing full time.
When Bentley decided to write A DANCE WITH THE DEVIL to help others, she didn't realize the story was
not complete and that, with passion, planning, patience and persistence, she would go on to change the no-fault
divorce law of California. What she did realize was that she needed to learn how to write. She read books, joined
writing organizations, and attended writing workshops.
Bentley willingly shares her experience whenever the opportunity arises. She is a motivational speaker who has
spoken to audiences numbering from ten to five hundred for such diverse organizations as the American
Association of University Women, Soroptimists, the International Women’s Writing Guild, St. Mary’s
University, Children’s Advocacy Program and Diablo Valley College and presented a workshop titled "From
Victim to Victor" for an all day women's seminar titled “Dream It, Do It.”
Bentley’s story generates public interest and was featured on the 2003 Lifetime Television show FINAL
JUSTICE hosted by Erin Brockovich. On June 7, 2009, she was featured on DATELINE NBC and her hour
segment was called "The Years of Living Dangerously." Her story has also been filmed by a Canadian production
company for THE DEVIL YOU KNOW series and a Washington, DC, company for the WHO THE BLEEP DID
I MARRY SERIES. The shows air periodically.
Bentley believes she is one person who can make a difference. It is only by continuing exposure of the
psychopath’s techniques that the public can protect themselves from becoming another victim. Bentley could
never have imagined her recovery would be so hard won, or that a psychopath would be so hard to lose.
Barbara loves photography and making DVD shows of her many travels with her husband of fifteen years.
Bentley lives in Northern California with her husband of fifteen years, and their cat Sierra. She and her husband
are award-winning home wine and label makers who have a passion for travel and photography. You can learn
more about their wine hobby and Barbara's award winning wine labels, along with travel photos, and wine poetry
at www.bentleycellars.com .
Sierra loves to hang out in my IN basket on my writing desk. We named
her Sierra because we rescued her from the Sierra foothills and her fur
features the gray of the mountain granite and the gold of the Mother Lode.
|I love to travel. Here's a beach view t in Thailand