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Chuck Barrett (Chuckles)

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Award-winning author of the Jake Pendleton series—Breach of Power, The Toymaker, The Savannah Project, and his latest 2016 release, DISRUPTION, as well as his 2015 award-winning blockbuster, BLOWN, the first book in his new Gregg Kaplan series, Chuck Barrett also speaks and conducts workshops at book festivals, book clubs, reading groups, writers conferences, and writers groups. Some of his topics include Nuts & Bolts of Self-Publishing based on his book—Publishing Unchained: An Off-Beat Guide to Independent Publishing—as well as, Blueprint for a Successful Book Launch, Getting from ‘Idea’ to ‘Finished Manuscript,’ Mysteries & Thrillers: Fact or Fiction, Has marketing Become a 4-Letter Word? and Adding the “What if” in Storytelling. In addition, Barrett teaches a class, The Craft of Writing Bestselling Novels, at a local Fort Collins college.

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 enjoys fly fishing, hiking, and most things outdoors. He and his wife, DJ Steele (also an author), currently reside in Colorado.

To schedule Chuck to speak at your event, contact him directly at

2016 Writers Digest Self-Published Book Awards

—Breach of Power
Winner of the 2013 Indie Excellence Award in Political Thrillers.
Finalist in the 2013 International Book Awards Thriller/Adventure category.

—The Toymaker
Finalist in the 2013 International Book Awards Thriller/Adventure & Mystery/Suspense categories.

—The Savannah Project
Finalist in the 2011 International Book Awards Thriller/Adventure category.
Second Place in the 2011 Reviewers Choice Awards Mystery/Thriller/Suspense/Horror category.
Honorable Mention in the 2011 ForeWord Reviews Book-Of-The-Year Awards Thriller/Suspense category.
—Last Chance
—Dead Ringer (eBook Short story)
—The Savannah Project
—The Toymaker
—Breach of Power
—Publishing Unchained: An Offbeat Guide to Independent Publishing
"Chuck Barrett's new book Blown has just blown me away with topnotch characterization, active scenes, true-to-life dialogue, and pacing that kept me turning pages from the first page to the last. Barrett skillfully uses varying sentence structure, simple but sophisticated language, and end-of-chapter hooks to his advantage. I would recommend this author to anyone who likes thriller or action stories.
There really isn't much negative to say about this book. The only people who wouldn't like it are those who don't enjoy their hair standing on end through the action or anyone who is offended by characters who will go to great lengths to always do the right thing, even if it's not in their personal best interest. Although the scenes aren't predictable, they still make sense. This is a difficult thing for some authors to accomplish. Great job!
The cover of this book is intriguing and stands out on a crowded bookshelf. Yes, I admit that I placed it on my shelf, walked across the room, and turned around to see how it fared. It's definitely one that I would head for in the bookstore.
Other self-published authors and publishers could take a lesson from Barrett on how to do back covers. There's just enough information about the story to whet a reader's desire to open the book without giving away too much of the story. The author bio shows a professional who takes his craft seriously."
—Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards
I write thrillers.