Zechariah Barrett

Biography

About the Author

In the heart of the midwest, we're surrounded by cornfields, soybean crops, and wheat galore. The prairie is tranquil. Dreamlike.

Yet I've always had a great desire to travel the world. The prairie is home, and much of the world can seem so alien in comparison. Being far from the ocean, I was awestruck the first time I took a plane overseas and when I walked along the shores of the Emerald Isles. It was so beautiful and refreshing. I've wanted to see more. I've wanted to see as much of the world as I can.

This desire to travel has often been coupled with two of my other greatest desires: to write and to be part of something greater than myself. I love to write, because even when I can't travel, a world can be created with just a pen and some paper.

The concept of the Detective Games series, for example, was something that really excited me, because of how diverse it could be. I envisioned detectives all across the globe, traversing exotic locales, and with thrilling cases to be solved.

With the desire to be a part of something greater than myself, I'm driven to make a difference in the world through writing, charity, and through the day to day of life. As my writing career expands, I'll be taking an active role in charitable causes and investing in those things which make way for a better tomorrow.

It's a privilege to have this community of readers. Thank you.

Where to find Zechariah Barrett online


Series

The Detective Games
Titus Tyran Musibet is the king of the criminal underworld. His prowess and insanity make for an uncanny combination. He has committed international crimes in such a short frame of time that it would seem impossible. The world's best detectives have been gathered to combat this threat... but will they be a match for Titus? Or will they become puppets in his grand plan?

Books

Project Ordine
Pre-release—available May 31, 2020. Price: $3.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Jake is a sixteen-year old boy from Oregon, and he has a problem. At times, he'll wake suddenly in the middle of the night—alert, tense, all senses straining—for no apparent reason. Then he begins sleepwalking. He's conscious of what he's doing, yet he can't stop, and he can't wake up. Jake wonders if it's merely an adolescent phase. But then again, a war isn't waged over mere sleepwalkers.
The Detective Games - #3
Pre-release—available May 31, 2020. Price: $2.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime, Fiction » Adventure » Action
The conclusion to the first trilogy of The Detective Games.
The Order of the Sleepwalker
Price: Free! Words: 48,790. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Jake is a 16-year old boy from Portland, Oregon, and he just wants a normal life. He wakes up in the middle of the night, totally aware but unable to control himself, and enters a mission state. He searches around town, murmuring about a ship lost at sea. It is in this state that he becomes a very special interest in an international conflict. What Jake wants now, more than ever, is control.
Project Ordine - #2: Fire of Ireland
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,730. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Serial #2 - Jake is a sixteen-year old boy from Oregon and he has a problem. At times he'll wake suddenly in the middle of the night—alert, tense, all senses straining—for no apparent reason. Then he begins sleepwalking. He's conscious of what he's doing, yet he can't stop and he can't wake up. Jake wonders if it's merely an adolescent phase. Then again, a war isn't waged over mere sleepwalkers.
Project Ordine - #1: Perilous Papers
Price: Free! Words: 4,930. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Serial #1 - Jake is a sixteen-year old boy from Oregon and he has a problem. At times he'll wake suddenly in the middle of the night—alert, tense, all senses straining—for no apparent reason. Then he begins sleepwalking. He's conscious of what he's doing, yet he can't stop and he can't wake up. Jake wonders if it's merely an adolescent phase. Then again, a war isn't waged over mere sleepwalkers.
Life Worth Living: What Does It Mean to Truly Live?
Price: Free! Words: 340. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
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In an ever connected world of Insta-inspiration and so many selfies, what does it mean to live life to the fullest? What part is religion playing in either detracting or promoting a life worth living? In under 300 words, Zechariah shares food for thought about a life worth living.
The Feline Inheritance
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,350. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations
What if there was a cat who could talk, a boy who dreamed of more than a fishing pole, and a Cyborg from Chicago who never wanted anything more than a friend? This is the story of The Feline Inheritance, which is inspired by the fairy tale, The Master Cat / The Puss in Boots, by Charles Perrault.
The Detective Games - #1: Trial by Firefight
Series: The Detective Games. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,150. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime, Fiction » Adventure » Action
How could a single criminal case lead to many more around the world, all seemingly perpetrated by the same man? The world's best detectives have been gathered for such a time as this... but will they be a match for Titus? Or will they become puppets in his grand plan? The Detective Games #1: Trial by Firefight is a quirky thrill ride that is part mystery / thriller, part action / adventure.
The Detective Games - #2: Beyond Chivalry
Series: The Detective Games. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,170. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Join Detectives Leor and Jean as they journey through France by helicopter – seeing the beauty of the land and listening to the sound of an accordion, fading into the night. Peaceful as it is, they quickly find that France is home not only to love and lights, but to peril. For the world's chief madman and criminal mastermind has chosen them as his next targets.

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