Barry Bowe

Biography

My name’s Barry Bowe and "21 Years" is my baby. Written in screenplay format for Netflix, I transposed each episode into both ebook and paperback format for your reading pleasure. My first book "Born to Be Wild" was published in 1992 and translated into German as "Der Wilde." Three sports books: "1964," "Birth of the Birds," "Eagles QBs A to Z," and two crime novels: "Caribbean Queen" and "Stosh."

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
Corporate politics got me fired from a lucrative sales management position in Philadelphia. I then vowed to never again work for a large corporation. What next? Having always dreamed of being a writer, I moved to St. Croix to pursue that dream. Needing income, I got a job teaching algebra, geometry, and trigonometry at an expensive private school, moonlighted as a bartender, and took correspondence courses in writing. After a year on the island, I learned enough about writing to convince the editor of the local newspaper to hire me as a sportswriter. Being published almost every day allowed me to experiment, listen to feedback, and make adjustments to my voice and style.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
My first book was published by Warner Books in 1994. Once the deal was signed, it was like we were adversaries instead of partners. To begin with, since it was my first book, Warner limited me to 80,000 words. My original manuscript was twice that long, so they forced me to cut significant content. We disagreed about many editing issues. Guess who won those battles? After all was said and done, since I wasn't John Grisham or someone of that stature, I had to do most of the marketing and promotion. They gave me 50 free author's copies, and that was about the extent of their post-publication cooperation. As an indie, I make the decisions and control my projects.
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Where to find Barry Bowe online


Where to buy in print


Videos

21 Years
Reading 21 Years is like watching Netflix - first three episodes ready

Series

Death Struggle
Death Struggle is an episodic crime saga following in the footsteps of Sons of Anarchy, The Blacklist, Narcos, House of Cards, Breaking Bad, and Making a Murderer. Each episode becomes available as soon as it's written.

Where's Beth?

Price: $2.99 USD.

Purple Wings

Price: $2.99 USD.

Matter of Life and Death

Price: $2.99 USD.

Nuthin from Nuthin

Price: $2.99 USD.

Out on Bail

Price: $2.99 USD.

Books

Eagles QBs A to Z
Price: $4.77 USD. Words: 25,320. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
A showcase of every quarterback in the history of the Philadelphia Eagles.
Out on Bail
Series: Death Struggle, Episode 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,120. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
"21 Years" is an episodic crime drama following in the footsteps of Sons of Anarchy, The Blacklist, Narcos, House of Cards, and Breaking Bad. "Out on Bail" is the fifth episode of the series.
Nuthin from Nuthin
Series: Death Struggle, Episode 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,170. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
21 Years is an episodic crime saga following in the footsteps of Sons of Anarchy, The Blacklist, Narcos, House of Cards, & Breaking Bad. "Nuthin from Nuthin" is Episode 4.
Birth of the Birds
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,410. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
Birth of the Birds traces when and how the Philadelphia Eagles NFL franchise came into existence - while at the same time correcting some misconceptions, dispelling some notions, and introducing a cast of interesting characters.
Matter of Life and Death
Series: Death Struggle, Episode 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,110. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
“21 Years” is an episodic crime drama following in the footsteps of Sons of Anarchy, The Blacklist, Narcos, House of Cards, and Breaking Bad. "Matter of Life and Death" is the third episode of the series.
Purple Wings
Series: Death Struggle, Episode 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,320. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
“21 Years” is an episodic crime drama following in the footsteps of Sons of Anarchy, The Blacklist, Narcos, House of Cards, and Breaking Bad. "Purple Wings" is the second episode of the series.
Where's Beth?
Series: Death Struggle, Episode 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,260. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
WHERE’S BETH? reads fast, with cutting-edge drama, thrills and chills, and plenty of suspense. It's the first episode of the Death Struggle epic crime saga. More episodes to follow.
Born to Be Wild
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 124,680. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
Outlaw bikers on a reign of terror of drug-trafficking, rape, and murder. It takes 20 years and the galvanization of law enforcement - local, county, state, federal, and America's Most Wanted to extract justice. Born to Be Wild drags you into the misogynistic world of outlaw bikers, places you behind the steel bars of prison, and pins a badge on your chest so you can pursue the bad guys.
Caribbean Queen
Price: $4.77 USD. Words: 72,150. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Caribbean Queen is sexy … Caribbean Queen is a police procedural murder mystery that would make super sleuths like Charlie Chan, Colombo, Sonny Crockett, & Theo Kojak proud to solve … Caribbean Queen is also a love story … and although the action starts at a Flyers ice hockey game in Philly, most of the action takes place on the island of St. Croix

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