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     Along with writing fiction novels, I also work as a TRAVEL AGENT recommending all-inclusive vacation and for cruises, I recommend Norwegian Cruise Lines.  I work with you to understand your interests and budget finding the best value specifically for you.   I am a Certified Travel Consultant, member of CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association), member of ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents), and a member of Club Finz (the club's motto is "party with a purpose!").   But best of all, there is absolutely  NO CHARGE for my services!  I receive a commission from the cruise lines or resorts. Plus, if you book with me I will list you as a sponsor in my next novel!  Now that's pretty cool...    I can be reached at (888) 227-6607, ext 5915.  I work with clients nationwide. Hope to hear from you soon, Barry

At a recent book signing

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  In addition to writing books I am now affiliated with a leisure travel agency offering readers the best deals available on all-inclusive vacation packages to Mexico and the Caribbean as well as cruises from all major cruise lines!   

   Yes, I am now associated with Luxevo Vacations.  See the travel agent page on this web site. 

     If you book a vacation with me, I will list you as a sponsor in my next novel!



    Did you know I publish a monthly newsletter?  Go to the CONTACT page and ask to be added to my mailing list.  Best way to keep up with all that's going on - what I'm working on now and special events open to the public.  

    At the end of every month I will draw one name from my mailing list and the winner can choose any book that I've published.  Add your name to the mailing list today!


    I am now writing my third novel, "Operation: Goldeneye"  which is a sister book to "Operation: Rainmaker."  The goal is to have it published this summer.  There are two sponsorships available:  The book can be dedicated exclusively to you with your own dedication page ($250).  The other opportunity is to be listed on the cover as the Director of Operations ($500).   Contact me for details.  I just visited Miami Beach to research material for the book!  I was fortunate to spend a couple hours learning about the history of organized crime in Miami and also met with the owners of Bolivar, a popular Latino restaurant that will be used in the book.  Stay tuned!                  

Baseball Night - June 23, Portland Sea Dogs

      Join us Friday evening, June 23 at Hadlock Field in Portland ME for a Sea Dogs baseball game.  The evening includes an all-you-can-eat BBQ (Hamburgers, hot dogs, BBQ pulled pork chicken, cole slaw, baked beans, assorted Coke drinks, and Sea Dog Biscuits),  ticket to the game and FIREWORKS when the game is over.  $25/person!   Reservations close April 30.  If interested, send me an email with your name and number of  people in your party.   Children welcome.  Send to: 

                                                                             bar[email protected]

Payment due April 30.

Paperback copy only, "Operation: RainMaker"

"Beware of the Banker"              "The  Secrets of Portland, Maine"

As  seen on  an NBC affiliate

As seen on a CBS affiliate 

As seen on a FOX affiliate

As seen on  a television interview on the Derry Rundlett Show!​

As heard on a radio interview with Ray Richardson!

AND, a recent interview in Future Millionaire magazine!

"Beware of the Banker" was recently among 50 fiction books highlighted in Publisher's Weekly, which goes to 23,000 book stores, libraries, agents, publishers and movie producers.

Just published!

"The Secrets of Portland, Maine"  A book of facts, trivia, and history of the city of Portland.  For example, did you know there is a cemetery in Portland you can rent for weddings?  $750 for 3 hours.  Did you know Portland has a connection to John Wilkes Booth?  Thousands of cars pass through Morrill's Corner every day, but did anyone ever wonder who Morrill was?

What's the most haunted building in Portland?   A listing of Portland's award winning restaurants and chefs.   You can order a copy now by going to the "Store" page...

     Written by Barry Somes, a life-long resident of the Portland area.  He operated a tour guide service offering narrated tours of Portland.  The book is based on his guide training manual. is a division of the PAPERBACK WRITER COMPANY. Credit card charges will show Paperback Writer. The Paperback Writer Company owns the copyright to "Beware of the Banker" and "Operation: Rainmaker" and earns income not only from book sales but also from author speaking fees, merchandise sold and sales of vacation tour packages and cruise vacations. The company is privately held with a value estimated at $145,000.  

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