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I’ve adventured in foreign worlds my whole life, and I’ve even put some down on paper. I enjoy adding color to projects, making a place pop off the paper and inks. I’m interested in how visual design and illustration collides to create objects that define and live inside themselves. I’ve fallen in love with maps and decorative work, and it’s easy to draw from my background as a concept artist for game studios to create exciting renderings.
I spend much of my free time playing tabletop RPGs and spinning living narratives. In between games, I’m researching history and culture and creating game props and images for the games I run and play in.
Featured Books with Covers
Designed by Richard Tran
HEAR NO MORE
Spy Thriller /
Science Fiction /
Gemination – Book 1
Big Brother is watching, but he’s quite the elusive doppelgänger, and he’s not the only one watching.
The “Gemination” series combines the amnesiac espionage of The Bourne Identity with the psychological unraveling of The Three Faces of Eve, set on the genetically manipulated stage of Brave New World. Frontier nanotech and a hint of the supernatural interlace for some truly twisted tradecraft.
THE AUGUR’S VIEW
Science Fiction / Speculative /
Visionary & Metaphysical
New Earth Chronicles –
American Book Fest –
Best Book Awards 2019 –
Fantasy & Sci Fi AND Cross Genre Fiction
Those privy to ancient writings, after the Solar Flash jolts Earth in 2034, guard the greatest secret of all—a real game-changer.
Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews says, “…a compelling science fiction tale with post-apocalyptic undertones. There is a powerful sense of mystery—secrets hidden in ancient manuscripts and other worlds to explore. The Augur’s View is exciting, featuring an imaginary setting that goes far beyond the world we know.”
D. Donovan, Sr. Reviewer at Midwest Book Review, calls it, “…a fast-paced story that embraces all kinds of social, political, moral, and ethical questions while remaining firmly rooted in the dreams, ambitions, and struggles of young people who reach for a better world. It’s a powerful opener to a hero’s journey in which the world beckons with new opportunity and danger, the promise of futuristic science and technology, and the dreams of survivors who both struggle and love on different levels.”
THE BEAST OF
Creature Feature / Horror /
Paranormal Urban Fantasy
Lorestalker – Book 1
Something evil stalks the citizens of Rose Valley—not for the first time, but hopefully for the last.
Achievement Award –
Best Horror Fiction
Book Award –
Fiction – Paranormal
FINALIST (Top 20):
The Kindle Book
Review Awards 2019 –
Fiction – Horror/Suspense
“Barnett’s plot is clever and irresistible, and his book is a sheer pleasure to read. Horror, thriller and mystery fans alike will find much to their liking in this intriguing story about the unknown. The Beast of Rose Valley: Lorestalker #1 is most highly recommended.” ~ Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews, Jack Magnus (5 STARS)
THE PYRES OF DESTINY
HORROR / NATIVE
AMERICAN INDIAN /
Call of Destiny –
Since the beginning, evil has walked the earth in many forms, perhaps none more terrifying than what hides behind the mask of humanity.
Pinnacle Book Achievement
Award, Winter 2022 –
Book Awards 2022 –
“The graphic details of the story brought me into every event as if I was there. …I would recommend anyone who enjoys fantasy stories and reading about Native American culture to pick up The Pyres of Destiny.” ~ Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews, Stephanie Chapman
“The pace of the story is fast without being overwhelming. The narrative style is intriguing as well as simple; a nice combination that keeps the attention of readers on the story. The suspense was alive in the story, in fact, it was almost the protagonist.” ~ Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews, Rabia Tanveer