Terry R Barca


I’m an author who lives and works in the Dandenong Ranges, on the eastern edge of Melbourne Australia.
I take one day at a time but occasionally I’m attacked by several days at once.
My amazing wife and I have lived in The Hills for forty years.
My favourite colour is green and so is my favourite car.
I started my working life as a Primary School Teacher in the early 1970s.
Since then I have been a stained glass craftsman, furniture restorer, restorer of Player Pianos and music rolls, author (nine books so far, another on the way), photographer, basketball trading card manufacturer, basketball coach, basketball player, basketball referee, part-time shop assistant, newspaper columnist, homeschool dad, husband, father, grandfather, and a few other bits and pieces, and not in this order.
I’m fascinated by people, but I prefer the company of dogs.
I’m not frightened of dying, but sometimes life scares the hell out of me.
I think that birds are cool but I don’t believe that they spend any time thinking about me, even though I give them lots of stale bread, and the occasional pizza crust........ ungrateful bastards!

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
That's easy. I don't have a choice.......I have to write! If too much time goes by without putting pen to paper, I feel 'twitchy'. Apart from that, I must say that I enjoy the reaction of my readers. 'SCHOOME' was my first published book and it was a labour of love. It was not only a retelling of our adventure, it was the book we wished we had read before we started our adventure.
As for my fiction writing: I love to get get feedback from my readers. It is hard to write everyday without the knowledge that people are going to read and enjoy what you write.
What do your fans mean to you?
In my world 'fans' are people who like the way I write, and they keep coming back for more........ so they means a lot..... no fans [readers], no reason to write. God bless them one and all!
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Keeper Of Secrets
Daisy was a spy during World War Two. Her granddaughter, Susan, discovers her journals and is inspired to begin a secret life of her own. Both women are assisted by the mysterious Keeper Of Secrets.

Keeper Of Secrets

Price: $3.99 USD.

Secrets Kept

Price: $5.99 USD.
Sam and Scarlett
Sam and Scarlett found each other in their middle years. They are partners in life and they share the adventures that come their way.

The Long Weekend.

Price: Free!
I write short stories and from time to time I gather them together.

Loyal and True

Price: $3.99 USD.


Price: $3.99 USD.

Red Wheelbarrow

Price: $3.99 USD.

Slightly Spooky Stories

Price: $3.99 USD.


BORIS and the Rising Sun Hotel
Pre-release—available December 22, 2018. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,330. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
Boris is more than just a bit part player in Susan Smith’s adventurous life — Boris has a life of his own.
Slightly Spooky Stories Too
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 37,220. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Three years in the making. The follow up to the non-award winning SLIGHTLY SPOOKY STORIES is a collection of stories that leave you wondering.
Secrets Kept
Series: Keeper Of Secrets. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 51,730. Language: Australian English. Published: July 18, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
More than two years in the making. The sequel to KEEPER OF SECRETS. The continuing adventures of Daisy and her granddaughter Susan. Daisy's diaries inspire Susan to lead a secret life of adventure. Money, danger and a sense of freedom drive Susan. Daisy became a spy because her country needed her -- Susan steals secrets because she wants to.
The Road Leads Home
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,280. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic
You may want to judge me — find me wanting, but I need love just like you do. I’m a woman of means but money does not guarantee that the heart is satisfied and there is no happiness unless the heart is full.
No Through Road
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,700. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Wendi Radin wants to know how famous husband died and she believes that a newspaper columnist can find the truth. William Fox has a past marked by one shining moment - he’s the one who found those kids when no one else could.
Dot, Dot, Dot ...
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 29,390. Language: Australian English. Published: January 31, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Erotica Anthologies, Fiction » Anthologies » Erotica Anthologies
Blurb for DOT, DOT, DOT … 'DOT, DOT, DOT … erotic encounters', includes two novellas — READ ALL ABOUT IT and UNEXPECTED, plus eleven short stories (including a line of stories about the characters Sam and Scarlett). Real people have real love lives — no holds barred. Intimate and explicit. Erotic and revealing. Genuine encounters.
Bullet To The Heart -- Sam Bennett's Case Files
Series: Sam and Scarlett ยท Anthology. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 37,490. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Mystery and adventure won't leave Sam alone. He tried to retire -- his Scarlett needs him, but we don't always get what we want -- sometimes we get what we need, but with a bit of luck, we never get what we deserve.
Keeper Of Secrets
Series: Keeper Of Secrets. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 32,030. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Susan, a bereaved daughter, stumbles upon her grandmother’s journals. Stories, hidden from the family, of adventures, spies, a mysterious discarded toy, lost loves and revenge flash before her eyes sparking a desire to escape her ordinary life.
Series: Anthology. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,430. Language: Australian English. Published: December 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Adventure » General
Rufus is an observer of life, his own, quadruped and human. He loves his life and he knows his place in the world. From solving a murder to confronting a crab, from time with good friends to saving a life, Rufus is the kind of person you would like to spend some time with.
Red Wheelbarrow
Series: Anthology. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,730. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
47 stories and no two stories are alike. Detectives, housewives, bartenders, widows, girls with record players and scientists all vie for your attention. These stories are the perfect length for reading on a train or sitting under a tree. Short stories are my strong suit and I'll keep writing them as long as you keep enjoying them.
Book Bundle: Loyal and True - Passerby
Series: Anthology. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,110. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
To celebrate the upcoming release of Book 3 in this series of anthologies (Red Wheelbarrow), I am offering this box set of Book 1 (Loyal and True) and Book 2 (Passerby) at a greatly reduced price; a 38% discount. 77 stories and a total of 57,000 words. All stories are perfect for reading on trains, trams and buses, as well as when sitting under a tree or in front of an open fire.
Slightly Spooky Stories
Series: Anthology. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 28,420. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Mysteries that might just leave you wondering. You will never think about a person who works at a big hotel in the same way again. An AK47 and a banana will take on new meaning. If you ever get to stand on that bridge in Paris, at midnight, you will understand.
Trust: What it Feels Like to be a Medium
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 40,800. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A Medium makes a connection between the Spirit world and the Earth plane. Sounds simple, doesn't it. It isn't, but it can be intriguing. This book tells how I and my colleagues make that connection. If you have ever wondered what goes on inside the head of a Medium, then this is the book for you.
Loyal and True
Series: Anthology. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 34,190. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
29 stand alone stories whizz you through conversations, collisions and convergence. Magpies battle with dermatologists, an old man forms a friendship with a grateful bird. The owner of a diner falls asleep behind the counter while a writer obsesses over a box of pencils. Terry takes you on a ride that last as long as it takes to fry and egg and at the end of each ride you will want to know more.
Series: Anthology. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 22,480. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
PASSERBY is an anthology of short stories and is Book 2 in the series. This collection concentrates on stories that demanded a sequel and in some cases, a third part.
The Long Weekend.
Series: Sam and Scarlett. Price: Free! Words: 25,940. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Romance » General
Melbourne’s finest old hotel, wine, whisky, cafes, restaurants, fashion, daggers, policemen, beautiful cars, and a mature couple, Sam and Scarlett, very much in love, all play their part in an adventure that unfolds over a LONG WEEKEND.
SCHOOME: An Adventure In Homeschooling.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 31,990. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Childhood development
Our Homeschooling adventure from beginning to end, and beyond. Lots of adventures and practical advice based on our experiences.

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