About the Author:
Ms. Creant: The Wrong Doers!
Life With Women: The Long-Awaited Instruction Manual
Who is E. A. Barker?
E. A. views himself as a collector of ideas and a purveyor of dot connections.
He also believes he is just an average guy in mid-life who has led a mostly average life. His readers may not agree with this assessment.
The single biggest difference between E. A. and most other people is his pursuit of knowledge. Throughout most of his life he never stopped asking the simplest question: Why?
In writing Ms. Creant: The Wrong Doers!, he attempted to present his findings in an entertaining fashion in an effort to encourage people to read—especially men who are reading far too little these days.
Very few people will read a textbook by choice. We must attempt to bring the subject of human behavior to the forefront of our thinking if humanity is to change its destructive behavior before we run out of time.
E. A. is an advocate of education for its ability to affect social reform and actively promotes the idea that a global conscience is possible.
In reality, E. A. Barker is a fun loving person with a serious mind. These two characteristics often go hand-in-hand as knowledge can be burdensome and laughter can lift the weight.
His sharp observational skills, especially where people are concerned, are a gift (and possibly a curse) that E. A. has cultivated over the years.
Where is the author photo?
“If you wrote and published unflattering stories based on at least twenty-four people you knew, you would want to maintain a modicum of anonymity as well.”
How about some background information?
E. A. was born and raised in Toronto, Canada and has traveled through every province from coast to coast. He remains a proud Canadian even though he has a great many concerns as a citizen. E. A. has seen most of North America, as well as the UK and once had a strange trip to France—long story—but he hopes to travel abroad more often in the near future.
E. A. has written hundreds of thousands of words in the corporate communications field and his PR skills have been used to put a positive spin on moves made by both business and government leaders.
His influences are many. E. A. prefers people who create a legacy with their originality, intellect and talent; self-made people; people with vision; people who complete what they begin. In literature names like: Melville, Tolstoy, Orwell, Dickens, Voltaire and Hemmingway (but mostly for how he lived). Writers like: Herbert, Bradbury, Heinlein, Asimov, Clarke, Varley, and Roddenberry are lesser respected because of the sci-fi genre, but they offered up worlds with understanding and philosophies which could benefit mankind if we adopted more of them.
Who would E. A. like to spend a day with?
“John Stewart, as he may well be the greatest living satirist, or maybe Dennis Miller. Dennis is too intelligent for his time and television. I believe he knows it, but I would like to spend a day with him where I could sit back and listen; content to be the dim bulb on the tree.”
E. A.’s approach to the on-line world:
- This website was designed to help people understand the true intent of the book; how it can be used and where to find it.
- Twitter is dedicated to bringing thoughts from Ms. Creant to the public.
- The public view of my Facebook profile is mostly philosophical in nature but what my friends see is the real me—for better and for worse.
- My squeaky clean Author Page is all about books, reading and writing.
- The Ms. Creant page has little but passing references to the book as it is dedicated to the HUMOR generated by relationships.
- Author FYI was created to chronicle my research into the publishing and book marketing worlds so other authors and small publishers can share my findings.
- The title of my blog pretty much spells out what a reader may be in for. E. A. Barker’s Blog Madness is a site where topics range from the absurd to the deadly serious, but always with a dose of sarcasm.
- Look for a Ms. Creant video book trailer on YouTube in the near future.