Tom Barry

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About Tom Barry
When the pen is your sword





Five things about me…

- one of eight kids, lifestory is the classic immigrant tale of seeking to live up to parental expectations, while working to mark out your own trail.
- I have aspects of an obsessive personality, establishing a work-life balance was a major challenge.
- I gave up on my business career in my mid-forties, I just didn’t tell my boss! Find something you enjoy doing, and you’ll never work another day.
- I tell my kids education is the best gift I can give them, it’s no weight to carry and no-one can take it off you.
- I believe almost everyone has an agenda; explore perspectives outside the mainstream, and beware suppliers bearing gifts.


When the Siren Calls

Tom’s first novel, “When the S
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The Children ActThe Children Act by Ian McEwan

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Fiona Maye – High Court Judge in the Family Division and Husband Jack live a very comfortable life in the cloistered surroundings of the Inns of Court. Life is turned upside down for Fiona when Jack suddenly and out of the blue tells her he wants to experience “one last passion” before si... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.44 · 437 ratings · 201 reviews · 6 distinct worksSimilar authors
When the Siren Calls (The S...

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When the Siren Cries (The S...

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Saving Jay (The Siren, #3)

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“Obstinate are the trammels, but my heart aches when I try to break them. Freedom is all I want, but to hope for it I feel ashamed. I am certain that priceless wealth is in thee, and that thou art my best friend, but I have not the heart to sweep away the tinsel that fills my room.

The shroud that covers me is a shroud of dust and death; I hate it, yet hug it in love. My debts are large, my failures great, my shame secret and heavy; yet when I come to ask for my good, I quake in fear lest my prayer be granted.”
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“When you write, you believe in something no one else can see. You spend lots of time committed to a project for which there are no assurances, no guarantees. Being a writer subjects you to the same doubts, the same unpopularity, the same nagging questions that believers struggle with. Writing is communing with the unseen…”
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“War has been glorified by men who have never been shot at.”
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message 27: by S.M.

S.M. McEachern Hi Tom - thanks so much for adding me!


message 26: by Tom

Tom Barry Sadie wrote: "Hey Tom, Thanks for the friend invite. I checked out your book. It looks interesting. I think I saw it on KDP at some point. yes? So question, are When the Siren Calls and When the Siren Calls Preq..."
HI sadie,
the prequel is effectively the 1st 3 chapters, which were released in feb 2012 as a stand alone short story, but to also act as a taster.
best wishes
tom


message 25: by Billy

Billy Masters Thx for the invite. Cheers!


message 24: by Sadie

Sadie Forsythe Hey Tom, Thanks for the friend invite. I checked out your book. It looks interesting. I think I saw it on KDP at some point. yes? So question, are When the Siren Calls and When the Siren Calls Prequel separate books? I notice they are are Amazon.


message 23: by Cecilia

Cecilia Robert Hi Tom, thank you for the friend add. :)


Diana (Offbeat Vagabond) Thank you so much for following me hon. I just downloaded your book from Netgalley. I can't wait to check it out. Hope all is well hon. Talk later :)


Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog Hi Tom! Thank you so much for the friend add :) I look forward to chatting books with you!


Charlotte Liebel Thank you for your friendship, Tom. Wishing you much success in 2013.

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message 19: by Blak

Blak Rayne Nice to meet you, Tom! All the best. :D


message 18: by Shweta

Shweta Choudhary thanks for the invite :)


message 17: by Monique

Monique Thanks for the Invite Tom:)


message 16: by Liz

Liz DeJesus Hi Tom! Thanks for adding me to your friends list. :D Have a great week. :)


message 15: by Lucinda

Lucinda Dear Tom,
Thank you for being my friend here on GoodReads. I concider myself to have been extremely fortunate to have had the oportunity to read your debut novel "When the siren calls", and so i would like to thank you for having it is a giveaway on GoodReads. I also hope that my review may help in promoting your work, by spreading the word!
Kind Regards
Lucinda x


Basia Rose Thanks for the friendvite!


Kat (Why Read) Thanks so much for friending me.


message 12: by Judith

Judith Leger Nice to meet you, Tom!


message 11: by Tom

Tom Barry Hi Dina,
I just tweeted your home page.
tom


message 10: by Dina

Dina Rae Hi Tom-Thanks for the note from GR. Love to tweet about your book as well-@haloofthedamned
Sounds great-have quite a few to read, might look into it in January. Good luck!


Mandie Foxylutely Thank you for the request Tom :)


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Midu Hadi Thanks for the invite!


Barbara Barth Hi Tom - would love to have you promote your book on my new blog. It's free and easy to do. Check it out:http://barbarabarthbookblog.blogspot.... Thanks for friend request. Barbara


Lily at Bookluvrs Haven Hi Tom,

Thank you for the friend request!


Penelope Marzec Thanks for your friendship!


message 4: by Tom

Tom Barry Hi Carole,
If you’d like a peek at my free ebook, an upmarket emotional drama with business intrigue, and perhaps enjoy a rare Sir Michael Parkinson interview as he probes what it is consultants actually do, please go to www.tombarrywrites.com.


message 3: by Karen

Karen Thanks for the friend request. Cheers!


message 2: by Tom

Tom Barry Carole wrote: "Hi Tom! thanks for the add!"

My pleasure.


Carole Gill Hi Tom! thanks for the add!


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