Chuck Barrett

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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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Chuck Barrett I assume you mean other than being able to torture and kill people and NOT go to jail! :-) There are actually several great things about being a full-…moreI assume you mean other than being able to torture and kill people and NOT go to jail! :-) There are actually several great things about being a full-time writer. The first is being able to watch a story unfold as I type and be just as surprised as the reader will be! And, yes, that does happen. All I do is plot the main story line, after that the story just develops on its own. I know where everything will lead and what will happen at the end...how the story gets there is always a mystery.

Another wonderful thing about being a writer is that I can do it from anywhere. I don't have to be in my office at home...I can writer from a coffee shop, while on vacation...pretty much anywhere.(less)
Chuck Barrett Don't stop writing...AND DON'T STOP READING! Sorry for yelling. Reading is critical to good writing. Don't get discouraged and give up when things don…moreDon't stop writing...AND DON'T STOP READING! Sorry for yelling. Reading is critical to good writing. Don't get discouraged and give up when things don't work out the way you planned...they rarely do. Keep at it. The more you write, the better your writing gets.(less)
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Thumb Appreciation Day — February 18

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February 18 is Thumb Appreciation Day. And I’m celebrating because now I know. There are many things in life we take for granted, that is until they’re gone…or the use of it anyway. And so it is with my thumb(s).



Today we celebrate—and show a little appreciation for—the thumb, which is considered to be one of the most important digits. Made up of two bones, thumbs are often known as opposa

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message 11: by Jill

Jill Thank you for your friendship here on GRs Chuck. It's great to meet another mystery writer.


Hazel *Craves the Angst Reviews* Hi Chuck! Thanks for the friendvite. Looking forward to seeing you around Goodreads. Happy writing/reading!


Christopher Foster Hi Chuck, thank you for your friendship, it's good to share this journey with you.


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Alan Toner Thank you for becoming my Goodreads friend, Chuck. Very pleased to make your acquaintance.


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Dale Thele Chuck, thanx for accepting my friend request :)


Sandra Thanks for friending me Mr. Barrett!


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Chuck Barrett For all those anxiously awaiting the second Jake Pendleton series book. Print copy available on Valentine's Day. Kindle by Christmas! #in


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Beth Hi Chuck,
Thanks for befriending this fellow mystery author on Goodreads!


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