Joe Barfield

Biography

You might say I have led an adventurous life. I was married at midnight in a jail in Mexico when I was eighteen. Raising my children has proved helpful in my writing. Including my humorous; The Single Male Parent’s Cookbook.

Some of my other activities include scuba diving, weightlifting, building houses, and even racing cars professionally; winning the 6-Hours of Sebring. On a wild adventure to Cali, Colombia, fifteen years ago, I met my wife Lucia. She is one of the best things that ever happened in my life. While in the mountains of Colombia, I thought guerrillas had captured me but it was the military. I still remember my first thoughts when I saw their 50 caliber machine guns, “Oh my God I’m going to be kidnapped.” To reassure my thoughts, Lucia turned to me and said, “Don’t say anything I don’t want them to hear your accent.” Do you know what my next thought was? “OH Boy! I’m going to become a bestseller!”

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
Live For Today is the latest book dealing with suicide and bullies. A story about high school, football and falling in love. The story is about a gifted student who loses his faith and regains it, realizing events that happened were not his fault. This coming of age story is based on what happened to me in high school. A feel good story it is something people of all ages can read. It is being made into a movie by high school students in Texas. A seventeen-year old filmed the entire movie with a thousand dollar camera. Check out the trailer on Smashwords or YouTube.

Some of my other works have gotten me in a little hot water when I printed essays about the government. I have contacted my local Congress people and the President numerous times over the last twenty years. Four years ago it seems some of the things I wrote created problems. I was audited four years in a row going back six. Things became worse when I joined the Tea Party. My Accountant said I was being targeted before the IRS probes were revealed. I decided to put all my writings together to make people think. It's okay to be a liberal and want to help and it's okay to be a conservative and control spending. Neither exist in Congress. You have three choices but you can only pick one; You're a Democrat, or a Republican or an American. These are issues I address in "Meandering Scribbles of an Old Fart," and "Words That Don't Offend Liberals" (This is a notebook on CreateSpace you can download the PDF on Smashwords for free).
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Words can't describe how much Smashwords has helped and made me start writing again. All formats and so easy to prepare the eBooks. So much more and so many ways to market. To anyone who writes, Smashwords is my first recommendation and not only because it is free. You can now market your stories without any fees.
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Where to find Joe Barfield online


Where to buy in print


Books

Palabras Que No Ofenden a los Liberales
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Price: Free! Words: 2,940. Language: Spanish. Published: May 21, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
Este es un libro para mantener y escribir notas, pero las tres primeras páginas están llenas de humor satírico. Para obtener una copia, usted puede encontrar el libro aquí: https://www.createspace.com/4287573 Compruébelo usted mismo antes de comprar su copia impresa. Para la versión en Inglés: https://www.createspace.com/4287573
Meandering Scribbles of an Old Fart
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 122,430. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
People need to look at their government. I have written articles for over 20 years; from the first Bush to Obama. We have problems we need to face and quit sticking our head in the sand. It's okay to be a liberal or a conservative, but neither exists in our government today. Our politicians do everything but what they were elected to do: Represent the People.
Words That Don't Offend Liberals
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Price: Free! Words: 3,590. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs
(5.00 from 1 review)
A humorous look at words that don't offend Liberals. The book will probably offend Liberals. This is meant for the entertainment of open minded people. This a book to keep notes. For a printed copy you can find the book here: https://www.createspace.com/4221000 Check it out before you purchase your printed copy. Fun gift for your Liberal friends. They may never forgive you.
Live For Today
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,540. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
A broken promise takes a gifted seventeen-year-old boy down a suicidal path of self-destruction. When asked about his future he says, “I live for today, there are no tomorrows for me.” Can the persistence of his coach help? Will the love of a girl, and her secret, be enough to save him? Without faith there is no hope. Without hope there is no tomorrow. With faith anything is possible.
A Short Story Collection
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 25,880. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2010. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
These shorts are based on actual events, and parts from my novels. Sebring, the Rainman is based on a race my son, Beaux, who is Race Director for Izod IndyCar, actually completed. Some of the dialog from Flight 223 occurred when I was on the flight from Seattle to Houston during the 911. Chem Storm is about a chemical disaster on the Houston Ship Channel where I worked for 25 years.
The Single Male Parents Cookbook and Short Stories
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 23,600. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
The Single Male Parents’ Cookbook, is a delightful combination of food and humor, two subjects everyone will enjoy. As a single parent the author raised his children from the time they were four and six, and soon became an expert in the kitchen. As he said, “My cooking must have been good because both are adults now and still alive, which only attests to culinary skills . . . or luck!”
Formula 2000, the Dream
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,440. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2010. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
(5.00 from 1 review)
Hoosiers on Wheels. Keeping a promise, Grant Kelly enters his son, Shannon, in the Formula 2000 race series with only a dream and a prayer. When things go from bad to worse it takes a crusty old mechanic, Charlie Pepper, to show them how to win. They soon learn that with Pepper almost anything is possible. The race for Indy. Based on the story about IRL Race Director Beaux Barfield.
A Life in Time, My Story
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 32,070. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
As a child I was called Tiger because I was always into things. As a young teenager my father died, and we began to move around. I became angry; a “Rebel.” I had conflicts with religion. When my children were four and six I became a single parent. I learned a lot from them. I hope my stories will keep you laughing. Some that are sad, but that is life.
Urban Kill
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 59,200. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Ex-policemen are taking wealthy men on the hunt of their lives--human prey! The only two witnesses have already been murdered. To solve the case the lead detective must find a pimp called The Rat and the drug addict Pinky, because they have the answers. His only help are a gay bar owner, an absent-minded forensics expert from India, and his one-eyed, three-legged dog, Lucky.
Chem Storm
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 82,790. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2010. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
Jean Alexander, a reporter for The Houston Post, has gained unauthorized access to a chemical plant where she finds five dead bodies. She wants to know why they died. A Civil/Chemical Engineer, Travis Selkirk, agrees to show her the dangers that exist on the Houston Ship Channel. Now they must race to save Houston from a disaster worse than a nuclear explosion—a chemical storm!
The Cajun
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,010. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2010. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
Kelli Parsons, a beautiful tough writer, has written a series of articles about the religious practices of the Muslims. Now a fatwa or contract for her death, along with it a million dollar reward has been given for her death. Desperate to escape she is forced to hide in the treacherous Atchafalaya Swamp where living or dying depends on one man--the Cajun!
Moon Shadow
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 226,280. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2010. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
What if you found a novel detailing how President Obama is executed for treason at the end of 2016? Moon Shadow does just that, and includes illegal alien amnesty, hijacked airliners, a debt of 20 trillion, the demise of Christianity and rise of the Muslim Brotherhood. Originally a work of fiction written in 1996, Moon Shadow has become eerily historical with each passing year.

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