John Alvah Barnes Jr


John Alvah Barnes, Jr. is a singer-songwriter who has performed as a solo singer-guitarist, front man for various rock bands, and lead singer for smaller groups. He is a certified Bio-medical Electronic Technician and experienced in emergency medicine, working as a first responder (EMT). After becoming disabled, he spent several years as a docent at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. His first three novels are based on his later careers.
ROADWORK, his fourth novel, is based on his first and ongoing career as a musician, but centers on the love story resulting from meeting his wife of 44 years.

Naomi Lynn Barnes was an educator for over 40 years. In addition to teaching, she managed education programs for medical education agencies, including the Philadelphia Network of Cardinal Health, and medical societies including The American College of Physicians. She has also been a consultant in continuing education and personnel management for various businesses and organizations.
Behind the scenes, she has always been a musician’s wife, which is the focus of her first novel, ROADWORK.

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Where can I find the author interview for "Roadwork" with John Alvah Barnes, Jr. and Naomi Lynn Barnes?
The complete author interviews can be found at:
NLB: What inspired you to write Rollover?
JAB: I'd been using a wheelchair for a couple of years when I started thinking about the challenges and what I might write about them. It wasn't until I became a docent at the National Air and Space Museum and started giving tours from my chair that I thought about combining the two things. The Museum helped get me back on my feet, so to speak.
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Where to find John Alvah Barnes Jr online


Jay Barlow Collection
Murder mysteries with thrilling action well cemented in realistic scenarios that contain elements of surprise.
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Series: Jay Barlow Collection. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 110,310. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2022. Categories: Essay » Literature
"Esbenshade is a modern thriller with action well cemented in realistic scenarios with elements of surprise." Midwest Book Review Evil has come to Esbenshade. Why is the town dying? The answer will keep you awake at night.
Series: Jay Barlow Collection. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 112,430. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Romance » Adult
Gripping medical, mystery thriller a la Robin Cook! California Bookwatch Someone is sabotaging medical equipment. Who is trying to kill people and why?
Series: Jay Barlow Collection. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 107,180. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
"Rollover's examination of PTSD, disability and history is thought-provoking and engrossing." Midwest Book Review A display at the National Air and Space Museum takes a disabled docent back in time to 1918. Is it real or a figment of his imagination?
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 185,350. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
"Addictively readable...A compelling story of forbidden love" The Prairies Book Review This true love story between a teacher and a student takes you back to the culture of the 1970s where they must overcome obstacles, backlash and danger.

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