David Churchill Barrow
David Churchill Barrow is an attorney and historian who grew up as a Massachusetts "Swamp Yankee," but now resides with his wife MaryLu near Tampa, Florida. They have three adult children. David has written guest columns for the TAMPA TRIBUNE, the MARINE CORPS TIMES, and the MARINE CORPS GAZETTE. He has several short fiction stories published on the e-magazine called LIBERTY ISLAND at www.libertyislandmag.com. He can trace his love of a good story in an historical setting to the moment he set eyes on a book cover showing two men in a sword fight. It was a kid's version of Robert Louis Stevenson's KIDNAPPED on display in his fourth grade classroom, and he was kidnapped by it.
David Churchill Barrow in 60 seconds
When did you start writing?1984 Plymouth, Massachusetts
What do you love about Short Stories?Short stories fit my writing style. I like to "get at" a story straightaway.
Do you write in other forms?I've written non-fiction military and historical articles.
What distracts you from writing?Actually trying to write... the words come when they will; not on demand.
Outside of writing, what are your other passions?Martial arts, my Triumph chopper, and going out with MaryLu on our boat.
What is your favourite book?Moby Dick
Who are your favourite writers?Herman Melville, Robert Louis Stevenson and James Fenimore Cooper
Where is your dream location?The White Mountains of New Hampshire
What one item would you put into Room 101?I am offended by offended people.
Do you have any advice for new writers?Write what you know (you have to with history) use adverbs sparingly, and vary the rhythm the way a good prizefighter would.
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David Churchill Barrow
Christmas goes terribly awry for a Hessian Colonel in America. "Colonel Count Karl Emil Ulrich von Donop was once again mesmerized by the visage and cleavage leaning towards him, pouring the wine into his crystal goblet. It all seemed as if it was a storybook fantasy – the crackling fire keeping out the damp December cold, the holly (for which the little village was named) decorating the mantle and table pieces, candles all aglow – and a young hostess who could fill Greek goddesses with envy. Christmas had not been this comfortable since he left his home in Hesse-Kassel years ago..."
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