Barry Burnett

Barry Burnett lives in, loves, and is alternatively amused, confounded, comforted, and appalled by Boulder, Colorado. He currently works part-time as a family doc, the world's very best day job, and spends the rest of his days suffering silently as a writer (and, yes, exercising regularly, trying to eat well, wearing sunscreen, and staying happily married). After a rather truncated high school career, he worked in a bronze foundry, briefly visited art school, then obtained his GED and proceeded to Monteith College, Wayne State University Medical School, a residency at the University of Colorado, and a public health degree at UCLA. Since then, he has taught family medicine and developed a solo practice, before recently joining a larger group. Barry Burnett is the author of numerous articles and the original "Zen of Science" column for Nexus, all with a focus on integrating alternative and mainstream health care. A decade or so ago, he fell into fiction and has been addicted since. This has resulted in Resonance, Thrilling Romance, The Mortalist, a handful of short stories, and now, How To Live Forever. Not only have the human and moral aspects of longevity been a lifelong interest, but it was a boatload of fun to write.
 Barry Burnett

By same author

The entirely imaginary adventures of young David Black, Family.....

Read More

Phone Call Alert! 

(Please read, thanks.) 

Old Timey Switchboard Operator Cartoon

 

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.