Authors:Mark L. Barie
Mark Barie is an award-winning author, originally from upstate New York.
His debut novel, the first installment in a trilogy on love and war, garnered national attention when War calls, Love Cries, a Civil War love story, was designated as a finalist in the prestigious Eric Hoffer Book Awards. It also won a gold medal for Historical Fiction from the Florida Authors and Publishers Association (FAPA).
His second novel, Sister Marguerite and the Captain, about a nun who leaves the convent and ends up spying for George Washington, received rave reviews and a silver medal from FAPA for its beautiful cover.
Barie's third novel, The Commodore and the Powder Monkey, is about a girl, disguised as a boy, on the Commodore's flag ship during the War of 1812. This mesmerizing love story triggered an international reaction. The Independent Publisher group awarded the novel its bronze medal for Military/Wartime Fiction. More than 5000 authors from all over the United States, Canada, and a dozen countries in English-speaking Europe vied for these prestigious medals in what is now the largest book awards competition in the world.
And the author is already hard at work on his next novel. Everyone remembers the USS Maine and how its mysterious destruction in Havana Harbor triggered the Spanish-American War. Barie's historically accurate and extremely well-researched novel will surprise and astound the reader when they discover who and what could have destroyed the American battleship and started a the Spanish-American War.
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- The Commodore and the Powder Monkey (, Barringer Publishing, View Book Image)
- Sister Marguerite and the Captain (, Barringer Publishing, View Book Image)
- War Calls, Love Cries (, Barringer Publishing)
- The Boat People of Champlain (, Crossborder Publishing) - The amazing story of the boat-building industry which once dominated the Village of Champlain; co-authored with Christine A. Racine
- The President of Plattsburgh: The Story of Smith Weed (, Crossborder Publishing) - Biography of Smith Weed, a prominent 19th-century lawyer, business tycoon, politician, and philanthropist from Plattsburgh, New York
- Crossing the Line (, Crossborder Publishing) - A history of the border at Rouses Point and Champlain; co-authored with Christine Racine
- A Miracle Comes to Vermont (, Crossborder Publishing) - Biography of a Catholic priest in Alburgh, Vermont