Interview with Chris Barnhart

Who are your favorite authors?
I cut my teeth on the classic SciFi authors Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clark, C.S. Lewis, JRR Tolken, then just kept on reading, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Ben Bova, Margaret Weis, Anne McCaffrey and Ursula K. LeGuin. Recently, Robert Jordan, Terry Brooks, Clive Cussler and Brad Thor.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Well, I co-own an electrical contracting business with my husband, have several writing projects in the works including Blood Sword, the sequel to Bloodstorm and Solfire, I sing in a local blues band, and when I have a spare moment I sing in my church choir, and occasionally oil paint.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I frequent Smashwords and Amazon Kindle. I also get the e-mails from BookBub and Digital Book Today.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Oh, yes! It was a serial epic. I was about 12 and it was all about the Beatles. I passed them around school and even asked for reviews.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Ray Bradbury's "There Will Come Soft Rains." Couldn't get enough science fiction and fantasy after that.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have both a Kindle app and ibooks app on my Ipad mini.
Describe your desk
My desk is pin neat. I write on a laptop in bed.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Following my characters on their adventures.
What are you working on next?
Blood Sword, the sequel to Bloodstorm and Solifre, and a women's fiction "Ridge Route Annie". I just published Domino (s suspense thriller) and am in the process of testing recipes for a cookbook "Breakfast In California" (working title).
Published 2017-12-14.
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Books by This Author

Solfire (Fire Crystal Legacy Book 2)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 134,940. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Book 2 of the Fire Crystal Legacy series finds Triya and her companions in the dead world of Elcomhara trying to stop Lord Toloban's poison from killing everything and everyone in their home land of Toor.
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 78,030. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Witness protection wasn't supposed to be like this. Alone and hiding in a homeless shelter, Clarissa Hayden is stripped of everything, her wealth, her identity, even her smart phone. A paid assissin, two of her lover's henchmen and a jealous secretary are all trying to keep her from testifying to a high profile murder.
Bloodstorm (Fire Crystal Legacy Book 1)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 130,920. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The bloodstorm is coming. No one can stop its awesome destruction. In a race against time, six companions must find the forbidden red magic to save their land from total devastation.