Brad Barkley

  • American writer

Brad Barkley is an American short fiction writer, novelist, young adult novelist and a professor at Frostburg State University in Maryland.He has received four Individual Artist Awards from the Maryland State Arts Council, and a creative writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. He is the author of the novels Money, Love (Norton) and Alison's Automotive Repair Manual (St. Martins), as well as two short-story collections and three Young Adult novels. His short fiction has appeared in such magazines as Glimmer Train, the Southern Review, and The Oxford American.

Listen to your heart more than your head. This motto will get you in trouble, but it's never boring.

I thought if I really wanted to be serious about writing, I should make my own desk.

I drove an orange Camaro and dated a cheerleader. Life was good.

Don't tell anyone this, but I have never been to Disneyworld. I don't know if I ever will, but I would like to.