“A little boy dreaming of the stars.”
“A space traveler, like everyone else. Just trying to carve my mark in the tree before it gets cut down.”
Bernard Samuel Barnes was born and raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
In 2003, he moved to Victoria, on Vancouver Island. There, he attended Victoria Motion Picture School, where he completed the film production program. He moved to Salt Spring Island in 2004, where he spent time drifting from beaches and forests, to living in vans, to a successful career in event rentals.
In 2008, Bernard moved to Vancouver. For the first three years, he concentrated his focus on an acting career. After appearances in commercials, short films, and local theatre, he turned his focus to writing.
Bernard’s poetry has been published in Ink, Sweat & Tears, and Every Day Poets.
His short fiction has been published in Winterwind.
His creative non-fiction has been published in Airplane Reading.
Twice, in 2011 & 2014, he participated in the 3-Day Novel competition.
In 2014 & 2015, Bernard attended Simon Fraser University, and completed the New Media Journalism Program.
Aside from creative fiction, Bernard is also a life-long fan of professional wrestling. He has a sister blog, The Daily Jobber, and his articles have also been published on NorthStarz.ca, & EWrestlingNews.com. He also writes for ProWrestling.com
Currently, Bernard resides in the neighbourhood of Kitsilano, in Vancouver. He began work on his first full-length novel, currently under the working title “Eulogy for Woody Lee” in late 2013. The project is now on its third draft, and Bernard is aiming for publication in 2017.