John Alvah Barnes, Jr.

Naomi Lynn Barnes

 "Addictively readable...A compelling story of forbidden love"
Accolades from The Prairies Book Review and Midwest Book Review

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.

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1970s cultural mores are examined and overcome in this humorous romantic adventure about an unconventional couple, which is based on a true story

North Carolina – January, 2021 – Do you remember a time before computers, cell phones and internet? A time when rock and roll, bell bottoms and miniskirts were all the rage? This true love story of an unconventional couple takes you back to the culture of the 1970s where they face obstacles, backlash and even danger with persistence and humor. 

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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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"Rollover's examination of PTSD, disability and history is thought-provoking and engrossing." Accolade from Midwest Book Review

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?

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"Gripping medical/mystery thriller a la Robin Cook"  
California Bookwatch

Someone is sabotaging hospital equipment, who is trying to kill people and why?

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Evil has come to the bucolic town of Esbenshade. Who is killing the town and why? What could be the motivation for making people sick? The answer will keep you awake at night.  

Based on a true story

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