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. In the 1990s Carolyn, writing as Caroline Burnes, wrote about a black cat detective, Familiar, for Harlequin Intrigue. In a revival of that romantic mystery format, she and her fellow writers (Claire Matturro, Susan Tanner, and Laura Benedict) have created Trouble, son of Familiar, and a 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 Dixie, by Rebecca Barrett, is the second 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.