A Chat with Novelist Rick Barry

A Chat with Novelist Rick Barry

Welcome to a new dimension of my blog: interviews. I’d love to highlight friends of mine who’ve written some fantastic books, books I can wholeheartedly recommend to you and your friends. As you know, I believe in clean and meaningful Christian fiction, so I’m careful about who I endorse. My first guest is Rick Barry, an author friend I’ve known for several years. Without further ado, join Rick and me as we sip our coffee and chat about Christian publishing. So, Rick, how did you get started in publishing your novels? I started writing short stories and articles in my sophomore year of college. My first article was an entry in a Christian magazine’s writing contest. I didn’t win, but they offered to buy my article and called it an “Honorable mention.” That was the first time I realized I might actually have a knack for weaving words that other…

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The Value of Free

The Value of Free

Recently, Kregel Publications ran a special sale of my first novel, Fatal Illusions, and then offered it free for one day, July 10th. If you missed out on the freebie, I’m sorry about that. I would love to have offered it free for several more days, but I had no control over the special sale. The freebie delighted me for several reasons. First, I have a good number of author friends who are pursuing indie publishing and speak highly of offering their novels for free on occasion. So I’ve often watched them offer their novels for free and wished I could do the same. Second, as anyone who watches me on Facebook knows, I love freebie Kindle books too. I love to download them, and I love to share them. I’d also put a lot of time and work into this first novel, and I was excited about folks being…

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