Dean Barrett

Dean Barrett first arrived in Asia as a Chinese linguist with the American Army Security Agency. He has lived and traveled in Asia for 30 years. His novels on Thailand are Kingdom of Make-Believe, Memoirs of a Bangkok Warrior, Skytrain to Murder and Identity Theft. Permanent Damage is the sequel to Skytrain to Murder. His novels set in China are Hangman's Point, Mistress of the East and Dragon Slayer. Murder in China Red is set in New York, featuring Liu Chiang-hsin, a Beijing-born private detective known as "Chinaman." Don Quixote in China: The Search for Peach Blossom Spring recounts Mr. Barrett's adventures in China in search of a cloistered utopia described in a 4th century Chinese poem. His plays have been staged in nine countries and his musical set in 1857 Hong Kong, Fragrant Harbour, was selected by the National Alliance for Musical Theater to be presented on 42nd Street, NYC. Mr. Barrett is a former NYC board member of Mystery Writers of America as well as a former member of Dramatists Guild. Sample chapters and covers of his mystery novels can be found on-line at www.deanbarrettmystery.com

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Phone Call Alert! 

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Due to the COVID-19 onslaught, we currently cannot take incoming phone calls.  

 

A notification about phone calls:  due to the COVID-19 plague, we've significantly increased our incoming inquiries--nearly double our usual volume--and the number of incoming inquiries by phone has been literally overwhelming.  Although most writers will say that their call "will only take 15 minutes," the truth is, that after 10 years of doing this, most author inquiry calls take an hour.  45 minutes at best. I'm currently receiving 7-10 calls/day, and due to that, I've had to stop accepting incoming phone calls, which my voicemail will tell you. You can leave a message--I can't call you back without one--and if a call is needed, I will of course call you.  But we have very complete and extensive email replies, handouts and our website is very informative. Almost all the questions that I receive during a call are actually already answered on our site, or are, in fact, publishing questions, not questions about our services, what we do, what we offer, or the like.  I already handle between 90-130 emails/day, as it is. I can't handle that many emails and take 7-10 hours of calls each day. I can't. So, in order to be able to answer this huge email volume, to help the greatest number of people, with my time, I've had to stop accepting calls.  I'm sorry, but that's just how it is. I'm in the process of setting up a call-appointment function, for free 15-minute calls to answer questions from new prospective customers and longer paid sessions for folks who generally want consulting on "publishing," generally (and for prospective kids' book publishers, as a special category of paid consulting).  But that functionality isn't yet set up. I hope to get that working the 3rd week of July, sometime.  

Thank you for your understanding.