Barry Daniels


Barry Daniels is a retired Civil Servant now living in a converted Boatyard on the shores of Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. His last position was Director of Education and Training for a Federal Government Department of 13,000 employees. His modern-day fables ('Aesop Updated') draw on forty years of management experience, fifteen of these at a Senior Executive level. 'Beautiful Dreamer' draws on Barry's lifelong interest in the nature and meaning of dreams.


Standing In My Own Shadow
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 48,790. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies, Nonfiction » Psychology » Mental illness
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This is my autobiography, the story of a life not unlike many others, except that I have carried within me from my earliest days a mental illness which at its worst is terrifying and debilitating, and at its best is a dark cloud which spreads its shadow over every aspect of my life. I have been for most of my life in the grip of Depression.
Besop's Fables
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 16,090. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Aesop Updated: The Sequel: More answers to questions you never asked: Where is Political Correctness in the 22nd. Century? Why did the Unicorn become extinct? Did Momma really know best? How do you spot a loser? Were the Good Old Days really that good? And why is the Prince of Paradoxia living on the street? Who knows? Well, you will, if you can spare $2.
Eclectic Lights
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 30,630. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
An eclectic collection of short stories which first saw the light of day as finalists in various writing contests. Nothing heavy, nothing complicated, just something to pass the time on your plane trip, or your train trip, or a wet Sunday afternoon (and half the price of a magazine!)
Beautiful Dreamer
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 130,260. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Religious, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
Harry Murphy has it all: A happy marriage, robust health, a successful career. Yet as he approaches fifty Harry begins to wonder about an issue which has not previously interested him: How well is he doing spiritually? Follow Harry as he begins to examine his spirituality by recording and analysing his dreams: What he finds there will alarm and amaze him, and will radically change his life.
Aesop Updated
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 24,510. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Aesop's works aren't really outdated, but he wrote for a simpler time. He never had to deal with a cranky computer, a politically correct moron, a suffocating committee meeting, a manager who could not manage or a leader who has no idea how to lead. For those of us who do, or did, or one day might, here are fourteen fables which are more appropriate to living and working in the Third Millennium.

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Latest book: What is the Secret once and for all?. Published August 27, 2009.