James P. Barber
I'm truly grateful that you took the time to visit me! As with so many self-published authors, I remain a struggling author. However, I feel I have a voice and the experience of a lifetime behind it to give it some meaning.
My interests are reflected in the topics of my books. I have been an amateur genealogist for about 40 years. I believe strongly in the strength of family. Our individual personal history is the root of our world history. We need to understand from where we have come in order to know who we are ... we must remember.
My successful 30-year career in technology management at a Fortune 100 corporation prompted my first book, The Gifted Way to Manage Your Career. It offers a unique 5-Phase Career Model. My interests in history and genealogy have resulted in more recent non-fiction and fiction works, including Hill of the Bear, the story of a young man coming of age in the Great American West of the 1890s, and The Blacksmith, a historical novel set in my home town of La Porte, Indiana.
My background and interests have taken me through failure with hope, despair with love, and struggle with success. I place God, family and friends in the highest regard. And, I hope that what I have to share can be encouraging to others.
Look around and let me know what you think. Thanks!
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