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J.P. Barnett grew up in a tiny Texas town where the list of possible vocations failed to include published author. In second grade, he worked harder than any other student to deliver a story about a tiger cub who singlehandedly saved the U.S. Military, earning him a shiny gold star and a lifelong appreciation of telling a good story.

Fast forwarding through decades of schooling and a career as a software engineer, J.P. Barnett stepped away from it all to get back to his first real passion. Years of sitting at a keyboard gifted him with some benefit, though, including blazing fast typing hands and a full tank of creativity.

As a child, J.P. consumed any book he could get his hands on. The likes of Stephen King, Michael Crichton, and Dean Koontz paved the bookshelves of his childhood, providing a plethora of fantastical and terrifying tales that he read way too early in life. Though the effect these books had on his psyche could be called into question, these masters of storytelling managed to warp his mind in just the perfect way to spin a fun yarn or two.

J.P. currently resides in San Antonio with his wife and hellion of a cat, both of whom look at him dubiously with some frequency.
 

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Watch for Book 4 in the “Lorestalker” series of suspense/horror thrillers, The Haunt at Hogg Run, to release on September 14, 2020.

Mysterious screams and terrifying shadows haunt the woods of East Texas—horrors born of deadly secrets.

It’s not awkward at all when you’re forced on a family vacation with your new stepmother and her young daughter. Reluctantly, Macy Donner agrees to it to please her father. But camping? Even worse.

Beset by ominous weather, power outages, and hulking shadows heralded by terrifying screams from the darkness, Macy realizes that she’s their only hope for survival—a thin hope, at best. Although she’s learned a thing or two from her monster-hunting friends, she’s not equipped for the horrors of the nearby, abandoned haunted house, or for its long-buried secrets—secrets that want to kill her.
 

And watch for Book 5 in the “Lorestalker” series of suspense/horror thrillers, The Devil of Misty Lake, to release in 2021.

Swimmers beware—a mysterious creature lurks just beneath the serene waters of Misty Lake.

After a number of run-ins with the terrifying monsters near her home, Miriam Brooks finally leaves Texas to hunt the legendary devil of Misty Lake. Eager to prove herself, she packs her bags and heads to the Pacific Northwest. Though known for its stories of Bigfoot, this lake holds something else entirely.

The devil’s been tormenting campers and swimmers for decades, and Miriam quickly learns that she’s not the only one after this monster. A ruthless hunter skirts the periphery, with a far more sinister plan. Forced to stay one step ahead of the competition, Miriam engages in a deadly game of cat and mouse… but there’s something much more dangerous waiting just below the surface.