Agent: Kim Dorlac
Florissant, Missouri, United States
Home page: emeraldfalconpress.com
My name is Dave Barlow. I am 38 years old and have lived in St. Louis and its counties all my life. I am an owner of Emerald Falcon Press, and have said above I have written several books from a Sci-fi novel to an educational aid for the school districts. Well I am getting ahead of myself arenít I, anyways I graduated from Hazlewood Central in 1985 and began going to college for commercial art.
During this time I had a calling to take an emergency medical course and suddenly found myself enthralled. I worked as an EMT/Paramedic in the city of St. Louis and rural for the past 11 years. In this time I have seen and done some pretty wild, great and insane things in the name of saving a life but I love it. I enjoy helping people. So as a sort of therapeutic release from the traumatic stress my chosen career brings I began to write.
Since I was a child I have always had a vividly over active imagination, creating stories, day dreaming about things that go bump in the night, battling strange and dangerous foes or being the last few survivors in a hostile and changed world. I have always wondered about what lies just out of sight, what lurks in the misty folds between the fabric of time and space.
Well those things never happened obviously but today I am 38 years old and what I could never experience as a kid has become a reality entwined with in my writings and drawings. They are worlds of grand adventure, endless danger, with heroes and heroines who manage to survive through great perils and trials. All mixed together with detailed story lines, plot twists, exotic terrain, areas so close to home it will give you cause to search the trees around you and character building that will set the imagination a blaze. Come with me on these wild excursions into the fantastic realms of what was once just a childís dream.
So I guess here I am still doing my best to help people to keep going. Not only do I save lives but I save dreams as well.
Interests: Writing, drawing, reading sci-fi / fantasy, hunting, fishing, most outdoors activities with my kids.
Published writer: Yes