John Alvah Barnes, Jr.

Naomi Lynn Barnes

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Jay Barlow Collection


Someone is sabotaging hospital equipment. Who is trying to kill people and why?



Gripping medical/mystery thriller a la Robin Cook 
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Jay finds his career and life threatened by a truth nobody wants to tackle, much less admit.


Esbenshade is a modern thriller with action well cemented in realistic scenarios that contain elements of  surprise.
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A display at the National Air and Space Museum takes a disabled docent back in time to 1918. Is it real or a figment of his imagination?


Rollover's examination of PTSD, disability and history is thought provoking and engrossing.
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This true love  story between a teacher and a student takes you back to the culture  of the 1970s where they must overcome obstacles, backlash and danger. 

Addictively readable...a compelling story of forbidden love.
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About Alvah Arts

My wife, Lynn, and I met at Kennett High School in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania in 1975, when I was a seventeen-year-old senior and she was a twenty-five-year-old ninth-grade English teacher. No, she was never my teacher, at least not in school. We met in study hall where I was pretending to study, and she was a study hall monitor. We started talking and discovered that we both loved to read, and we also shared a deep appreciation for poetry and music. She played clarinet and oboe, and I had been teaching myself the guitar for several years and singing since I was a toddler. We started writing songs together, her poetry set to my guitar chord patterns and tunes. This eventually became our first company, Alvah Music, and we copyrighted more than a dozen songs.

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