David Churchill Barrow

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.

Work by David Churchill Barrow:

Mount Holly
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Christmas goes terribly awry for a Hessian Colonel in America.
The Hand of Providence
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Continental Army New Windsor Cantonment, Newburgh, New York: Mutiny is in the air during the late stages of the American Revolutionary War. "By the winter of 1782-83, tension had reached a dangerous level. The future of the Republic was in doubt." U.S. Army Field Manual 1, Chapter 1.

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