Another Day Closer to the Weekend

rabbit_heart_newHello Folks!

I think I’m almost ready to start work on my Sherlock Holmes novella. I’m still a bit hesitant about it for many reasons but I’m going to give it the old college try! With any luck, it’ll all come together and we’ll have a ton of fun with it.

Liberty Girl continues to do well on the New Pulp Best Sellers List (# 3 this week) and I sat down to talk with Art Sippo on an episode of Art’s Reviews last night. You can download it here. It’s always fun to talk to Art and I hope you’ll enjoy listening to it. On a related note, Art’s sometime co-host Ric Croxton posted a review of Liberty on Here’s what he had to say:

5 out of 5 stars. Barry Reese has done an excellent job in introducing fans to Liberty Girl. As soon as I heard Art Sippo talk to Barry Reese on his Art’s Reviews of the Book Cave family of podcasts I had to read the book. Only problem I had is, I wish it was much longer. As always, I look forward to reading what Barry Reese has to offer next.

Thanks, Ric! Pro Se’s having a bit of success with these digest-sized books, which generally contain novellas and have a low price point. I’m rather fond of them myself even though sometimes I have to keep myself from stretching the story out like I would for a longer book. Still, I think it worked really well for Liberty Girl!

Folks have asked me what projects are coming out soon and I’ve been increasingly forced to admit that I really don’t know, lol. All of these things have been turned into publishers so they’ll be out someday (I assume!):

Moonstone – G8 & His Battle Aces; Johnny Dollar
Pro Se Productions – Gravedigger Volume 2, Lazarus Gray Volume 4, The Damned Thing re-issue, The Rook Volume Three Special Edition, my Pulse Fiction story, Tales of The Rook Volume 2, my part of the round-robin project

Radio Archives – Box 13

Hell, there’s probably more, too, that I’ve completely forgotten about. I could stop writing today and still be appearing in print with “new” material for awhile to come.

Of course, I’m not doing that, am I?

Hopefully sometime soon I’ll have something new from George Sellas to show all of you — it’s not for publication but I plan to get a lot of mileage out of it on social media! Plus, it’s going to make one hell of a desktop wallpaper for my laptop 😉

Please don’t forget that my Rabbit Heart novel is now back in print. Set in my hometown of Milledgeville, Georgia, this novel is an R-Rated horror novel that has some pulpy connections. Ascott Keane, longtime foe of Doctor Satan, is a major character in this one. If you think you know my writing, you really need to check out Rabbit Heart… and prepare to be blown away, if I do say so myself.

And bring the puke bucket!

Strange Trails Gets Reviewed

Strange-Trails-coverI recently contributed to an anthology of weird western tales published by Mechanoid Press. The book itself is titled Strange Trails and it’s just received its first review on Ric Croxton, who hosts The Book Cave Podcast with Art Sippo, wrote the following:

I just finished chatting with James Palmer about Strange Trails on the Book Cave podcast. The writers in this anthology are some of the best in the New Pulp field. Every character in each story could easily become the star in their own novel. Ghosts, mechanical lawman, magician, Native American gunfighter, a gunfighter from Hell and more. James Palmer has put together a future award winning novel. If you like Steampunk, weird western, mummies or robots set in the wild west that is full of magic and things that go bump in the night, this book has it and a lot more.

Thanks, Ric! I’m glad you enjoyed the book — it was fun to write my story and I hope that it proved to be entertaining. Over the years, I’ve been able to write a few western yarns (I have stories in both How the West Was Weird Volume One and Volume Two), which is kind of funny given that I’m not really a fun of the genre. Every time I’ve tried to do one, it’s proven to be a real challenge but I think it’s resulted in some fairly fun stories.

This was my first work for Mechanoid but hopefully it won’t be the last! We’ll see if they come knocking on my door again in the future.

I’m also reminded of the fact that I haven’t been on The Book Cave in ages! I always enjoyed talking with Ric and Art. Might have to rectify that soon.