Kevin A. Barnes — Author

Kevin A. BarnesAlmost since I was old enough to grasp a pen, I have been passionate about writing. My first short story — a science fiction/fantasy piece titled “A Gift from the Trees” — originally was published in 1982.

After (too) many years focused almost exclusively on nonfiction writing as part of my career, I’ve returned to crafting fiction.

Recent Fiction

Inspiration” — This short story was released on October 31, 2014 as part of the newest anthology from Editorial Trance. The book includes stories from nine renowned authors. representing four countries. Both epub and PDF versions of the book are available from Editorial Trance.

If you enjoyed reading “Inspiration,” please consider making a donation to my fundraising campaign for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America.

Recent Nonfiction

You can read my nonfiction articles on a variety of topics — ranging from astronomy to haunted Milwaukee — here on my website.


I have known Kevin as a colleague at Creatonomy Marketing Communications and before that as a fellow graduate student in Marquette University’s then College of Journalism. At both, Kevin was considered by all to be the smartest and most creative one there.
— Sandra Whitehead, Languages & Humanities Department Chair, Rafik Hariri University, Beirut Lebanon

Elsewhere Online



Despite how often I sing while driving, I am not the Kevin Barnes who is the lead singer and songwriter for the indie rock band of Montréal. And regardless of my nearly superhuman physique, I am not the Kevin Barnes who played football for the Detroit Lions and Washington Redskins, nor even the Kevin Barnes who played as a striker in that sport non-Americans refer to as “football.” I am simply myself; Kevin A. Barnes.