John Byrne Barry wrote his first book-length project in fifth-grade at Kilmer School in Chicago—a 140-page treatise on dinosaurs. One page for each dinosaur, and lots of white space. He’s been writing ever since—magazine and newspaper stories; political comedy; plays, novels and more. He’s even written advice columns (Question the Authority and the Lazy Organic Gardener). His first published novel, Bones in the Wash, is a political thriller set during the 2008 presidential campaign in New Mexico. His second, Wasted, is a “green noir” mystery set in the Berkeley recycling world.
He’s working on a third novel, a family drama about euthanasia. He lives in Mill Valley, California, with his wife and family.