Dan Barbier
-My Story
I was born and raised in Montréal on a diet of Martin & Lewis, The Marx brothers, Ray Harryhausen, Olivier Guimond (a local comic), Looney Tunes (I just loved Daffy & Bugs), Jean Paul Belmondo, Burt Reynolds, James Bond (Connery, Lazenby), Tarzan (Ron Ely). We later moved to the Laurentians and evolved onto Star Wars, Star Trek, M*A*S*H, Famous Monsters of filmland, Fangoria, Starlog, Saturday Night Live, Eddie Murphy Movies (The early ones: 48 Hrs, Beverly Hills Cop, Trading Places.), James Bond (Moore, Dalton), Indiana Jones, Gremlins, Poltergeist, E.T., I went to college and studied Filmaking, tried my luck writing sitcoms, movies based on novels and even pitched an Entertainement Tonight like show about books at World Affairs (Producers of Literati with Maya Angelou) in Montreal.

I then got married and had three wonderful children and got… Sidetracked.

I continued on the diet of Harrison Ford (Jack Ryan, Indy.), Jurasic Park, Who framed Roger Rabbitt, Sixth sense, Forrest Gump, But I wasn't writing or even considering an creative career anymore.

I hadn't considered that I would never work creativly like writing or directing.
I just did not pursue it as I once did.

The twins were babies and I was surfing the web and discovering what other artists were doing on it. I stumbled on a creative short-story writing website hosted by former child actor Paul Petersen's sister Patty called Internovel. 
Pierre-michel (My youngest twin by a minute) pulled a crying fit to end all crying fits.
I had my fill and was getting angry when I decided to step back before something I would regret till the end of my life happened. It got me thinking that some of us don't step back. Out of that, came the short story The Twin (Available free everywhere) and it won the short story of the month of may on that site.

From then on, I thought: This is it, I'm a writer.

I started The Defective and got sidetracked again.

Now, I'm older. The kids are older. My job is secure and my wife wants me to be happy.

I'm back writing and this time is for good.