As you'll see, I like to go where stories take me, be it supernatural or paranormal horror, historical fiction, espionage, serial murder, or even young adult. I fill all my books with adventure and intrigue, and I like to keep the action and suspense at a fever pitch. Several of my books garnered award nominations. I hope you enjoy my work.
It isn't easy being 13 ...
And being raised by your grandfather ...
and having a name like Minno ...
and then having to journey through
a strange land to rescue your parents.
But Minno is doing the best she can.
"This book is part Wizard Of Oz, part The Hobbit and part Alice In Wonderland, but all amazing."
"Overall I would rate this book 4 ½ stars. The pacing is really fast, the exciting scenes and action is almost non-stop."
Do you believe in miracles?
Jenny Garrett does. Because only a miracle brought her through a terrible car crash.
Do you believe in ghosts?
Jenny didn't either until ...
"This was a real great book! A major page turner - kept me on the edge of my seat. Definitely a five star book!"
"Great, enjoyable read. I really enjoyed this book, it flowed very well, and found that I couldn't put it down."
College is a time for unbridled discovery,
but some things were never meant
to be disturbed ...
"Windows To The Soul is a heart-pounding, palm-sweating, blood-chilling thriller of a novel."
"I found this book to be mysterious, creepy, with a few twist and turns. It grabs your interest from the beginning and doesn't let go until the end. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out if people were/were not involved. I enjoyed the book immensely and the price wasn't bad either."
It was the roaring twenties ...
Their only crime was being born
Native American ...
"It was definitely a page turner. I found myself caring about the patients and rooting for them to win. It is unfortunate that people were actually treated this way. Well written J.M. Barlog!"
"This is one book that's definitely worth its price. If you like Native American books, read this one!"
One woman's courage must decide the fate of the English crown.
"Well written with plenty of intrigue, mystery, politics, courage, loyalty and heartbreak this book is a must read and lead to far many nights reading until 2 am."
"There are hero knights, sword fights, chases, and escapes before all is concluded in this tale loosely based on British history."
The thrilling adventure of The Heart of the Lion continues in The Lion Unleashed, Book 2 of this intense historical fiction series.
"Fantastic series. I'm eagerly awaiting the third book in the series."
"The frenetic pace of this book keeps you from putting it down. I am so hooked on Joanna's story that I can't wait for the next book in the series to come out. "
It was all supposed to be so simple.
" ... this is a genuinely frightening book, with plenty of demonic action. And if you have a four year old child that displays strange and unusual behaviour...don't put it down to a sugar rush! "
"If you love the Girl with a Dragon Tattoo stories - you will adore Barlog. This book is a terrific terrifying read that had me clicking my Nook pages as fast as I could and not wanting to put it down."
Let's get this party started ... so the mayhem can begin.
"This book had a good storyline. I liked the fact that I could read a scary novel, that kept me guessing to the end. If you want a short to the point scary story, this book is for you."
Code-name: Wolf Pack
They're ruthless. They're deadly ... they're CIA/MI6 black ops.
"If you love a sharp tale of counterintelligence and terrorism that seems ripped from the daily headlines, don't miss Necessary Measures."
"A complex tale of international espionage and counter terrorism, with a suspenseful ending."
Death comes in threes...
An unresolved bloody past haunts the people of Albuquerque. For two years a killer lay silent. Now the signature killings of the Boulder Hill killer have started anew.
"It is extremely descriptive and incredibly moving. I started this book yesterday and have just now finished it. It draws you completely into the story, you will not be able to put this book down."
"Outstanding and very well-written. Characterizations are vivid, makes you feel as if you're right there. This would make a wonderful movie."
Windows to the Soul
Dark Side: The Haunting
A Connecticut Nightmare
New Year's Bloody Eve
A Chicago native, I served in the Air Force during Vietnam. That was when the writing bug took me. I started (with no success) writing short stories about things that interested me. Before long I was expanding into novels and exploring many different facets of life. I came to realize that stories were all around. All I had to do was be observant and let my imagination go where it wanted.
Because of that, I have a personal connection to many of the books I write.
My debut novel, Windows to the Soul, won the Readers' Choice award at an Illinois 'Love Is Murder' Mystery Conference. I wrote it for my daughter when she went off to college. She's always been a big horror fan, so I wanted to wrap a horror story inside an intense mystery. Each time we visited her at school, I gleaned more and more information that could be used in the book.
Copyright 2015 by J. M. Barlog. Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org