About Me

Enjoying the sun at San Vito Chietino; taking time away from the laptop

I’m a professional writer who specialises in non-fiction for the English speaking magazine market and the trade press. I’m mostly experienced in travel and food writing; with a particular passion for anything Italian.

As a travel writer I’ve been privileged to have experienced many diverse cultures, my experiences include being kidnapped in the Middle East, trekking through the jungles in Borneo and surviving 79 days and nights in a camper van touring through New Zealand. I do not however restrict myself solely to travel writing and lately have been picking up many commissions for magazines within the wedding market.

Initially trained and working as a professional actor, working internationally in theatre, TV and film, before setting up one of the UK’s most successful educational theatre companies and writing over 50 plays that have been professionally performed internationally. To view a selection listed here go to my on-line CV.

I have just completed my first piece of fiction; ‘Willow and the Motorway Horses’, and I am now looking for a talented illustrator to help complete the book. Find out more about ‘Willow and the Motorway Horses’ by following @willowthepony on Twitter.

Having a home in the largely undiscovered Italian region of Abruzzo; Italy’s best kept secret I like to refer to myself as being Britalian. When I’m not busy writing I can be found immersed in completely in the Italian way of life. I write another blog about my observations of the world around me and often the eccentricities of Italian life, here’s the link: http://intheflatfieldidogetbored.wordpress.com

Ci vediamo presto.

6 Responses to About Me

  1. bevansmusic says:

    Illustrator you say? Let me recommend John Hamilton – http://www.johnhamiltonartist.com/

  2. mltucker says:

    Lovely bio. I’ll be in your neck of the woods soon. My sister Ann of: Anniesingerart.wordpress.com
    Will be with me and she is an illustrator so maybe you need to talk! I can’t draw to save my life. Thanks for following MLT at Large and perhaps we’ll cross paths in Bell’Abruzzo!
    Mary Louise Tucker

  3. Hi Barry. Although ‘marchigiana’, I am fond of Abruzzo. Congratulations for all your achievements. I’ll stay tuned!

  4. Hi Barry, thanks for following my blog. I’m now travelling, when I’ll be back to italy i’m going to have a look at your blog. I appreciate that you r staying in a beautiful ‘unknown’ region instead of the usual touristic ones

  5. How did you get my dream job that I didn’t even know existed? Looking forward to hearing more about your exciting life!

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