Award-winning author of the Jake Pendleton series—The Savannah Project, The Toymaker, Breach of Power, and DISRUPTION, as well as his 2015 award-winning blockbuster, BLOWN, the first book in his new Gregg Kaplan series. The second in the Kaplan series, Last Chance, was released in October 2018. Chuck Barrett also teaches continuing education courses, The Craft of Writing Bestselling Novels, Pump Up Your Novel, and Nuts & Bolts of Self-Publishing, at Colorado State University.
Barrett is a graduate of Auburn University and a retired air traffic controller. He also holds a Commercial Pilot Certificate, Flight Instructor Certificate, and a Dive Master rating. He and his wife, DJ Steele (also an author), currently reside in Colorado.
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Finalist in the 2019 International Book Awards Thriller/Adventure category.
2016 Writers Digest Self-Published Book Awards
—Breach of Power
Winner of the 2013 Indie Excellence Award in Political Thrillers.
Finalist in the 2013 International Book Awards Thriller/Adventure category.
Finalist in the 2013 International Book Awards Thriller/Adventure & Mystery/Suspense categories.
—The Savannah Project
Finalist in the 2011 International Book Awards Thriller/Adventure category.
Second Place in the 2011 Reviewers Choice Awards Mystery/Thriller/Suspense/Horror category.
Honorable Mention in the 2011 ForeWord Reviews Book-Of-The-Year Awards Thriller/Suspense category.