Author - Poet - Versifier
Born in Harlsden on the outskirts of London in 1943, Peter Barns spent his formative years living beside Regent's Park.
Educated at a Secondary Modern school, he left with just one qualification in 'O' Level Art.
Passing through a variety of occupations after leaving school, he finally ended up working in the construction industry as an electrician. After taking his City & Guilds, he became an electrical engineer and spent the next twenty years working on building sites. Somewhere in there he got married and divorced - a couple of times - and had two children.
He moved to the Highlands of Scotland in the late 1980's along with his partner. With the move came a new occupation - counselling people with alcohol and drug problems - which he did for six years before managing a charitable company recycling redundant computers back into the community.
Now retired he spends his time writing, and refurbishing houses.
I love my mind: it takes me to fabulous places where strange creatures roam. A land unseen and unexplored. A visage reflecting the faces I've seen, the words I've heard and dreams yet to come.
Peter Barns 2014
on Feb. 13, 2013 :
Payback is an action thriller set in the UK. The well thought out and socially relevant plot is excellent and provides plenty of twists and surprises as the reader discovers what is really going on. For me, an impatient reader who likes to cut to the chase, the interspersed chapters describing the thoughts and daily doings of other involved characters were a distraction that interfered with the flow—they could have been cut to the bare bones leaving the reader to work out from the characters’ actions how they were responding emotionally and psychologically. But it was easy to skip over them and enjoy the chase which ends dramatically and explosively. My one real problem is with the final chapter. It makes no sense to me, and that irritates.
(review of free book)
on Feb. 03, 2013 :
I enjoyed reading this story. I had a hard time putting it down. Great character developing, loved Frank's tic-so realistic. The ending was bitter sweet & it made me wonder if it's going to be a sequel (here's for hoping).
(review of free book)