John Alvah Barnes, Jr. is a singer-songwriter who has performed as a solo singer-guitarist, front man for various rock bands, and lead singer for smaller groups. He is a certified Bio-medical Electronic Technician and experienced in emergency medicine, working as a first responder (EMT). After becoming disabled, he spent several years as a docent at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. His first three novels are based on his later careers. ROADWORK, his fourth novel, is based on his first and ongoing career as a musician, but centers on the love story resulting from meeting his wife of 44 years. 

Naomi Lynn Barnes was an educator for over 40 years. In addition to teaching, she managed education programs for medical education agencies, including the Philadelphia Network of Cardinal Health, and medical societies including The American College of Physicians. She has also been a consultant in continuing education and personnel management for various businesses and organizations. Behind the scenes, she has always been a musician’s wife, which is the focus of her first novel, ROADWORK.