Bio

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, is scheduled for release in October 2018. Chuck Barrett also speaks and conducts workshops at book festivals, book clubs, reading groups, writers conferences, and writers groups. Some of his topics include Nuts & Bolts of Self-Publishing based on his book—Publishing Unchained: Revised 2017—as well as, Blueprint for a Successful Book Launch, Getting from ‘Idea’ to ‘Finished Manuscript,’ Mysteries & Thrillers: Fact or Fiction, Has marketing Become a 4-Letter Word? and Adding the “What if” in Storytelling. Barrett also teaches continuing education courses at two Fort Collins colleges, The Craft of Writing Bestselling Novels, Ramp Up Your Novel, and Nuts & Bolts of Self-Publishing, at Colorado State University & Front Range Community College.

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 enjoys fly fishing, hiking, and most things outdoors. He and his wife, DJ Steele (also an author), currently reside in Colorado.

To schedule Chuck to speak at your event, contact him directly at [email protected]


Awards:
—BLOWN
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.

The Toymaker
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.