Rebecca Barrett writes historical fiction, post-apocalyptic fiction (writing as Campbell O’Neal), children’s stories, and short stories of life in the South. An avid reader all her life and a product of “front porch” socializing, she became a story-teller at an early age.
Her new writing project is a collaboration on the Familiar Legacy mystery series with Carolyn Haines and a group of talented writers that includes Claire Matturro, Susan Tanner, and Laura Benedict. Together they have created Trouble, son of Familiar, and a black cat sleuth to rival Sherlock Holmes. The series launched in July, 2017 with Familiar Trouble, written by Haines, in honor of the birthday of Benedict Cumberbatch, the current reigning incarnation of Sherlock. Trouble in Paradise, by Rebecca Barrett, is the sixth book in the series.
Road’s End is an historical novel about the lives of three generations of the Carroll women. Helen Fitzgerald’s life changes when a a dark, handsome Fenian enters her sphere. Her daughter and granddaughter each face a similar crisis when they are all confronted with a choice between the good man they love and the exciting stranger among them. It is a story that takes the reader from the South of 1900 America to the brink of WWII. It is a tale of dark secrets, passion, and damning consequences.