Barry Zack


Born in Brooklyn, NY in the early 1940's.
Married, 2 children and 2 grandchildren
Spent the majority of his life in the NY metropolitan area.
Currently living in SW Florida.
High School graduate, but self-taught history devotee
Professional Life: Assistant buyer, manufacturers' representative, retail store owner/operator, programmer, programs manager and communications liason
Now retired, if you could call it that?
Self-taught in HTML, used in the develpment and maintenance of websites
Self-taught in InDesign, used in newsletter production and book layout
Has written his first novel, and designed the cover and the website (
Maintain a non-profit environmental website (
Keeps up with current events, science, history and politics mostly through podcasts and newspapers and magazines
Active in the Humanist Society of Sarasota Bay (also designed and maintain their webiste:

Smashwords Interview

What made you go out and write this book?
Life is too serious to take too seriously. My book looks at real life situations that could be dire, but tries to add a comic twist.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I've been writing short stories since my high school days. I learned fiction from the time I had to explain my way out of situations I had gotten myself into.
Read more of this interview.


Jewish Lightning
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,620. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
Jewish Lightning (So , what could go wrong?) A Brooklyn boy attempts to make it in the world. His only competition - himself!