Barry Martin


I was born in North London in the UK in the mid 60's and grew up in Hertfordshire before moving to Suffolk after many other moves.

I have had some limited success in the past but 2014 is the big push as I have written over 20 short stories in the past 12 months and I'm currently working on a Novel.

I have a total of 5 children and 7 grand children a dog called George, two cats Alfie and Garfield as well as a rabbit called Robbie, so there are a lot of stories to be written and published for first set of short stories are out in the first part of Jan 2014.

Smashwords Interview

How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
As of yet this is the first time I'm using smashwords so watch this space...
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I have always been a bit wearied and strange so I love to get this down in words, I have always made people laugh from my school days to my first wife. When she stopped laughing I divorced her with an older version. Don't you think the things you buy today are so throw away, that's what I did with my first wife. I got an older one, one that was made of sterner stuff, she is great she inspires me and tells me the truth. Yes the truth hurts but I respect her for it as it makes me better.
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Where to find Barry Martin online

Where to buy in print


Eight bites of life
A serious of short stories of life situations.


Eight bites of life.
Price: $1.66 USD. Words: 9,290. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
A story writing rabbit called Robbie likes to ride around his bedroom with in a house of an author and riding on the back of the owners Jack Russell dog. Many more other stories with in this book eight in total, they are short reads. Longer book coming soon as they say in the movies.

Barry Martin's tag cloud

funny    funny anecdotes    funny animal    sad    sad ending