Having survived the perils of the commercial world for 33 years Barrie started writing as a cathartic response to being put on the scrap heap by his employer. Realising that if writing was to become a second career he decided he should learn about the craft and joined a local writers club. They have been inspirational in turning whatever talent he has into some semblance of order!
Barrie is also a frustrated rock star but due to lack of talent decided to put that ambition on the back burner. He has however presented 'The 70s Album Show' on BBC Radio for nine years.
Married to Suzanne, an actress he has two grown up children, Luke who works in the telecommunications industry and Rachel a model. They have both flown the nest but Barrie still needs to sell a lot of books in order to keep his wife in the manner to which she’d like to become accustomed!
Retired from football and rugby (not that he was any good) he is the proud owner of a scruffy mut called Kate.