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About the author:
Barry Bowe stands for Truth, Justice, and the American Way.
He became a writer at forty-five. After being fired from a lucrative sales management position, he moved to St. Croix, vowing to never again work for a corporate entity, to chase the muse, and to learn the craft of writing.
He taught algebra, geometry, and trigonometry at the Country Day School and worked as a bartender to make ends meet while taking correspondence courses. He landed a job as a sports writer with the territory's Daily News and he became the first sports writer to put the name of future NBA star Tim Duncan on the sports page.
He broke his cherry as a freelance writer with the detective fiction piece "A Taste for Revenge" in the men's magazine Cavalier.
He made daily commutes by air to a screenwriting workshop conducted by Jurgen Wolff on St. Thomas. Advised he could make it in Hollywood, he quit his jobs and moved to Venice Beach. He wrote a TV pilot, but the production company ran out of funds. Unemployed, he returned to the islands and became a full-time freelance writer. He found a niche with Official Detective magazines and wrote more than 100 true murder stories.
He returned to the States and pitched the concept of Born to Be Wild to Connie Clausen, a literary agent in Manhattan. She liked him, liked the idea, and auctioned the book to nine publishers. Warner Books made a peremptory bid and the deal was done.
Born to Be Wild was originally published by Warner Books in 1994 and consisted of 80,000 words. The 2014 version was bumped to 124,600 words. Born to Be Wild became a Main Selection of Doubleday's Book of the Month Club and was translated into German under the title: Der Wilde.
During 2014, he wrote his first sports books - 1964 - The Year the Phillies Blew the Pennant and 12 Best Eagles QBs.
Birth of the Birds is being published in 2015 along with his first works of fiction - Caribbean Queen, Stosh Wadzinski, and Polish Widow.
Birth of the Birds
Birth of the Birds traces who, when, and how the Philadelphia Eagles NFL franchise came into existence - while at the same time correcting some misconceptions, dispelling some notions, and introducing a cast of interesting characters.
- Publication Date:
- 1517304334 / 9781517304331
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Sports & Recreation / Football / General