Ed Barrett


I've been writing for the past thirty years. Lots of short stories, two magazine cover stories, and one novel (Psychic Rhymes.) My interest in writing began while I was in the Air Force, when I was tasked with writing manuals, surveys, academic tests, and updating military regulations on drug and alcohol abuse. This engendered my interest in continuing on with what has become my very enjoyable hobby of writing. Subsequent short stories published in various magazines encouraged me to try writing a novel. This was a 'wow' experience. Much different than anything I'd written in the past. But, it was also rewarding.

I took a time away from fiction writing and concentrated on writing newsletters and an occasional short story, and finally got the urge to do another novel, 'In A Manner Of Speaking.' Is an easy book to read. The the first six chapters are free, and will give you an idea if it is a story that you really must have!

Smashwords Interview

How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I usually go to Amazon.com to find book selections. I also find the public online library a valuable source to check out authors I don't know much about. I've uncovered some very interesting writers with this source, and have added them to my 'to read' list.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I'm pretty sure it was "Old Poker Guy" which was published in Card Player magazine.
Read more of this interview.

Where to buy in print


In A Manner Of Speaking
Price: Free! Words: 65,810. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Private detective and recovering gambler, Chuck Millstone, is hired by a deranged kidnapper who has an ulterior motive for hiring him. Interference by a revenge seeking stalker, committed to killing the detective, dominates the action. A surprise breakthrough leads to a final confrontation between the detective, the kidnapper and the stalker.

Ed Barrett's tag cloud