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A retired chemical executive who, after traveling the world, found a home for his love of words.

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Richard Whitten Barnes was born in Minnesota but grew up on the north side of Chicago. Yes he's a Cub fan. A band scholarship took him to Michigan State University, where he majored in chemistry. He is now retired from a long career in international chemical sales and marketing, which has taken him all over the world. Barnes is a veteran of the US Army 82nd Airborne Division and an avid sailor. He lives in Lake Wylie, S.C., but spends summers with his wife Marg and dog Sparty at their cottage on St. Joseph Island, Ontario, near Lake Huron.

Barnes' latest, Forgotten Roots, is a historical novel. It is 1801 when two lives begin a journey that will intersect thirteen years later at the explosive conclusion of America’s war with Britain.

Bad Medicine, published in 2011, is a thriller about the counterfeit prescription drug trade over the Canada/US border.

The Corydon Snow, is a WWII historical novel of the Merchant Marine

The Faircloth Reaction, a thriller about the international oil business. In his thriller Brink, an eminent scientist loses everytning, becomes homeless, and while rebuilding his life is accused of murdering his boss.

Luzon, is an historical novel set in the early days of WWII. A young Japanese American proves his loyalty through the love of a beautiful Philippine woman.

Birth Place
Minneapolis, MN USA

The FAIRCLOTH REACTION was awarded "Editor's Choice" by iUniverse.
The CORYDON SNOW was first runner-up as best historical novel, by the Military Writers Society of America.
BAD MEDICINE was the top seller in the Fictionwise "Thriller" category for November 2011.

Additional Information

Richard Whitten Barnes is represented by Wings-ePress, Inc.

Contact Information
28 Fairway Ridge 
Lake Wylie SC 29710   USA
Contact Author: Richard Whitten Barnes

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