When you grow up living in the shadow of a great man, one tends to follow the leader. How true this was with me. My Mother wanted me to be a Doctor or Preacher... Someone she could be proud of, she said. I often wondered why she married a gun slinger. Well my father wasn't a regular gunfighter he was an appointed U S Marshall by the Goverr. Shot by a Marshall or shot by a professional gunslinger, Mother said: One was just as dead. Oh well, I become a chip off the ol' block and became one of the fastest guns in the west. Against all of my mother's wishing and teaching I had killed four men before I was sixteen year of age. I knew my father and mother was giving me their seal of approval the night he penned a star on my vest and I went for the shooter that left my father paralyzed. A western vel you will read and tell others, it's that good. That's right, Charlie Barnett just keeps coming up with the best.
Born in 1936, Charlie Barnett has lived his whole life within three acres of where he first saw the light of day. At the age of thirteen Charlie began publishing a monthly school comic book. Today, 62 years later, he has authored sixteen books with many more on the way. Charlie has also penned over 200 poems that range from inspirational to southern humor. Before retiring, Charlie spent decades as a successful entrepreneur and minister. He enjoys writing, watching westerns, gardening, and observing butterflies and hummingbirds. Charlie has been married to his wife, Janice, since 1958. Today they enjoy their growing family that includes four sons, eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Charlie is always up for a good laugh, telling stories, and speaking engagements. Visit Charlie on the web at www.gateswoodbooks.com