Barry Cole was born in Yorkshire and after leaving the army he began contributing stories and articles to the monthly magazines of two Native American charities. With a love of film, he then studied for two years at the London Screenwriters Workshop. His first book, The Time Bandit was published in 2016, followed by a historical novel Shingas a few months later. His third book The Conquistadors Horse was published in 2018 and has been optioned as a short film by Looking Window Pictures. His latest book The Letter, which was inspired by the Battle of Stalingrad was published by Michael Terence Publishing in 2021. After living on a narrowboat for several years he has now returned to his roots in North Yorkshire. The idea for his latest book: A New Beginning came from a short screenplay written while studying at the Screenwriters Workshop which he now plans to re-write as a feature. For those who may be interested, the principal character is named after the author's great-uncle, Albert Edward Clemens who died in August 1915 during the ill-fated Gallipoli campaign. Although the only thing they have in common is that both were soldiers his inclusion in the book is to celebrate the family's ancestral connection with one of America’s greatest writers Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain).
The Vendetta Conspiracy Budget: $1M - $5M | Thriller Be careful what you wish for, it could get you killed
Montana Joe Budget: $100K - $1M | Sports A reclusive rancher with a tragic past helps a teenage delinquent to realize his dream of player pro football
An Act of Conscience Budget: $30M+ | War After escaping from the hell of Stalingrad, finding himself branded as adeserter a German soldier begins the perilous journey back to his homeonly to find himself compelled by his conscience to return to the war.
A New Beginning Budget: $5M - $10M | War Northern France July 1944. With the Allied armies fighting their way across Normandy, wrongly accused of betraying her fellow resistance fighters to the Gestapo, a young French woman is rescued by a British soldier.
A Cry from the Forest Budget: $10M - $30M | Historical Abducted by a Seneca war chief on her wedding day an indentured servant begins a new life among her captors during a time of great unrest
The Conquistadors Horse Budget: $100K - $1M | Western The Conquistador’s Horse is a combination of fact and fiction woven together into a captivating story about a boy and a horse and, how a tribe of Indians acquired their first horses.