Author Interview: Barry Andrews

How old were you when you knew you wanted to be a writer?

After I retired in 2010, I was sixty years old at the time


Who are your favorite authors?

Joseph Wambaugh, John Grisham


What is your greatest source of inspiration?

Personal experiences, experiences of others, the evening news


What genre(s) do you write?



Do you have an author website?

The Other Side of the Blue Line

Amazon Author Central

Facebook: Barry Andrews


Do you have any blogs?


Barry Andrews: Blog


Where can people find your work?

Amazon, The Book Loft of Gernan Village


If you could feature one title, what would it be?

My first novel, THE NEW RECRUIT


Do you have any pseudonyms?



Do you have any other hobbies besides writing?

Golf, chess


Tell us something about yourself?

I spent twenty-one years as the Executive Director of Police Training Institute, Inc., a national non-profit, advanced law enforcement training organization based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Prior to that, I was a police officer.


Is there anything else you would like to share?

Being an author is the most challenging experience I have ever faced. The single biggest issue I have tried to resolve is getting readers to write reviews. I will have attended fifteen book shows in six states with little or no success in marketing my three novels. Being an author is definitely a “work in progress.”


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