Barry is a professional writer who specialises in non-fiction for the international, English speaking magazine market and trade press. Barry had over fifty professionally performed plays under his belt before turning to features writing, he is mostly experienced in arts, travel and food writing; he’s written for a varied mix of publications, including, Different Scene, Restaurant Life, US Brides, Gay Times and Catholic News, to name a few. As a travel writer he’s been privileged to have experienced many diverse cultures. Experiences include being kidnapped in the Middle East, trekking through the jungles in Borneo and surviving 79 days in a camper van touring New Zealand. Barry has a particular passion for anything Italian and has made the Italian region of Abruzzo his home, which he refers to as, Italy’s best kept secret.
When he’s not writing magazine articles he enjoys being immersed in the Italian way of life, and is often found in his local bar enjoying a coffee and catching up on village gossip. Barry is currently working towards producing a book of traditional Italian regional recipes and in the meantime keeps a blog where you can read all about his life in Abruzzo and the eccentricities of rural Italy, the web address is, http://