Sam Barry is editor of and a contributor to Hard Listening: The Greatest Rock Band Ever (of Authors) Tells All (Coliloquy; June, 2013), by Dave Barry, Sam Barry, Amy Tan, Scott Turow, Roy Blount Jr., Greg Iles, Stephen King, James McBride, Mitch Albom, Ridley Pearson, Matt Groening, Ted Habte-Gabr, and rock legend Roger McGuinn. He is the author of How to Play the Harmonica: and Other Life Lessons and coauthored Write That Book Already! The Tough Love You Need to Get Published Now with his late wife, the author and founder of the Rock Bottom Remainders, Kathi Kamen Goldmark.
Sam is the Author Services Liaison at Book Passage, where he heads the Path to Publishing Program. He writes the Author Enabler column for the national book review publication BookPage, in which he offers information and encouragement to aspiring authors, is a contributing editor at the literary magazine Zyzzyva, and serves on the board of San Francisco’s literary festival, Litquake.
Although he has played harmonica, piano, and sung with the world’s most famous mediocre rock band for many years, Sam really is a great musician. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and is the proud father of Daniel and Laura and stepfather of Tony Goldmark. You can also find Sam on Facebook, Twitter @sambarry, Tumblr (http://harpmansam.tumblr.com/) and Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/harpmansam/sam-barry/).
Writing and Reading, Harmonica (diatonic and chromatic), Piano, Singing, Tennis, Ping Pong, Walking
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