David-Matthew Barnes

Biography

David-Matthew Barnes is the award-winning author of the novels Mesmerized, Accidents Never Happen, Swimming to Chicago, Ambrosia, The Jetsetters, Wonderland, and Stronger Than This. He wrote and directed the coming-of-age film Frozen Stars, which received worldwide distribution. He is the author of over forty stage plays that have been performed in three languages in eight countries. His literary work has appeared in over one hundred publications including The Best Stage Scenes, The Best Men's Stage Monologues, The Best Women's Stage Monologues, The Comstock Review, Review Americana, and The Southeast Review. Barnes is the national winner of the Hart Crane Memorial Poetry Award. In addition, he's received the Carrie McCray Literary Award, the Slam Boston Award for Best Play, and earned double awards for poetry and playwriting in the World AIDS Day Writing Contest. Barnes earned a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing at Queens University of Charlotte in North Carolina. Barnes is on the faculty of the Spalding University brief-residency Master of Fine Arts in Writing Program where he mentors students in playwriting, screenwriting, and writing for children and young adults. Barnes is the CEO of the Pinwheel Entertainment Group, a creative company formed to develop and produce new projects in film, television, publishing, and theatre. In addition, he is the host of the morning radio show People You Should Know. Barnes is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America. He lives in the city of Denver.

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Books

Fifty Yards and Holding
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 45,900. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2015 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Adolescence
Victor Alvarez is in serious trouble. Now seventeen and flunking out of high school, he’s been chosen as the leader of the violent street gang he’s been a member of since he was thirteen. Riley Brewer has just broken a state record as the star of their high school baseball team. When Riley and Victor meet by chance, a connection begins to grow.
Stronger Than This
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 42,860. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2014 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Charlene’s soul mate, Samantha, has been killed in a car accident. Daniel’s partner, Martin, has been murdered in a robbery gone wrong. Seeking comfort, Charlene and Daniel attend a support group where they meet for the first time. Emotionally devastated and discarded by their loved ones’ conservative families, Charlene and Daniel feel an immediate connection. Rather than reveal their pain to a ro
Accidents Never Happen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,560. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2014 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Thirty-nine-year-old Albert is a Puerto Rican amateur cruiserweight married to a woman who can't stand the sight of him. Joey, a college sophomore, claims he just watched his parents drive off a cliff after he bled the brakes of the family car. From the moment their lives collide beneath a train track on a street in Chicago, the two men can't deny their mutual attraction.
Swimming to Chicago
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,570. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2014 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Reeling from his mother's suicide, seventeen-year-old Alex Bainbridge retreats from the world around him, often finding solace on a secluded island behind his house. As an Armenian-American living in a small Southern town, Alex struggles to fit in. His close friendship with the outspoken Jillian Dambro is his only saving grace, until he meets and falls in love with Robby LaMont.
The Jetsetters
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,290. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2014 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Justin Holt is a lonely barista living in Chicago. He spends his days in college and his evenings working at Clouds, a coffee shop owned by his lesbian boss and best friend, Starsky. When Diego Delgado, the hot Latin guitarist for the rock band The Jetsetters, wanders in for a cup of coffee, a spark is instantly ignited between the two young men.
Wonderland
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,060. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2014 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
After her mother loses her battle to cancer, fifteen-year-old Destiny Moore moves from Chicago to Avalon Cove, a mysterious island in South Carolina. There, she starts a new life working part-time as a magician’s assistant and living with her eccentric uncle Fred and his hottie husband, Clark.

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