Barry lives in Darwin in the Northern Territory with his wife, Nita and his dog Zorro, who is certifiably insane. He used to spend some days teaching English at a local school but gave it up after 38 years of classroom contact. That is a very long time and he'd had enough. So now he spends most of his time tapping away at his computer trying to make sense of the stories in his head. He doesn't get much leisure time, but what little there is, is spent walking the dog and reading. He does a lot of reading and a lot of writing. He gave up playing sport when he was fifteen on the grounds he was rubbish but loves to watch Liverpool FC play and was thrilled that England won three successive Ashes series.