Casting My Various Series

One thing that every writer does is perform a ‘dream casting’ in their head. For my Gravedigger series, I’d go with actress Ana de Armas for Charity Grace. She’s beautiful and has the physicality for the role. As for Lazarus Gray, he was initially based on a young Kirk Douglas but if I had toContinue reading “Casting My Various Series”

Rabbit Heart

Most of my writing career has been focused on pulp-style heroes or even outright superheroes… but I’ve occasionally made forays into other types of fiction. RABBIT HEART is a slasher horror novel set in my birthplace, Milledgeville, Georgia. It’s brutal in terms of violence and so sexually explicit that it’s made close friends blush atContinue reading “Rabbit Heart”

Reese Unlimited

Over the years, most of my New Pulp writing has ended up at Pro Se Productions and they’ve even given me my own imprint, Reese Unlimited. That’s where my Lazarus Gray, Gravedigger, and Peregrine stories have seen print and the majority of my writings connect to that same universe. The logo for Reese Unlimited wasContinue reading “Reese Unlimited”

A Lazarus Gray Review

Over on Amazon.com, a reader from Canada has posted a review of The Adventures of Lazarus Gray Volume Nine. Alphonse Dupuis gave the book 5 stars and said the following: In the ninth instalment of the “new pulp” hero series “Lazarus Gray”, Barry Reese continues the storyline set up in the previous novel and concludesContinue reading “A Lazarus Gray Review”

Recommendation: the Pendergast Series

The Pendergast novels by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child are some of the best examples of New Pulp in the market today. Pendergast is such a wonderfully eccentric, nearly superhuman figure that he puts me in mind of such classic sleuths as Sherlock Holmes and The Shadow. I’m currently reading Bloodless, but some of myContinue reading “Recommendation: the Pendergast Series”

The Straw-Man Cometh!

Currently working on the second story for The Straw-Man volume 2 and this one is a flashback tale set in the Old West. Of course, this being a Barry Reese western, it also features a clockwork man, a woman with a magic sword, and a walking, talking tatterdemalion. Given the way Pro Se’s publishing scheduleContinue reading “The Straw-Man Cometh!”

Current Project

At the moment I’m writing stories for the second book in a series featuring a new character — the Straw-Man. I wrote the entire first book in about a month! Ever since the character popped into my imagination, the stories have just poured out of me. While I’ve written some great one-off books in recentContinue reading “Current Project”