Doreen Joy Barber was born in The Philippines, raised in South Carolina and Japan, then was in Florida until she was here. That was around four years ago, less a visa waiting period of about nine months. It’s easier to tell people she’s from Florida, though. She lives and works within the boundaries of Hackney. She likes cats, and is frequently found trying to make friends with the various cats of Stoke Newington. In addition, she has worked in a London pub or two, putting her anthropology degrees to good use.
Doreen has a few blogs, but doesn’t do as much writing as she’d like to. Abandoned in London focuses on items lost, tossed and otherwise abandoned by Londoners, Tasty Fever! is about food, and London Dear is a personal blog, but these don’t get updated as often as her Twitter account does.