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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.

Give your YA/tween readers this fun, funny adventure

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.

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"This book is part Wizard Of Oz, part The Hobbit and part Alice In Wonderland, but all amazing."

-- Amie, Goodreads

"Overall I would rate this book 4 ½ stars. The pacing is really fast, the exciting scenes and action is almost non-stop."

    -- Richard, Goodreads ... more/less

You can't run. You can't hide!

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 ...

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"This was a real great book! A major page turner - kept me on the edge of my seat. Definitely a five star book!"

    -- Crusader, Amazon

"Great, enjoyable read. I really enjoyed this book, it flowed very well, and found that I couldn't put it down."

--  trek, Amazon UK ... more/less

Award-winning supernatural horror!

College is a time for unbridled discovery,
but some things were never meant
to be disturbed ...

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"Windows To The Soul is a heart-pounding, palm-sweating, blood-chilling thriller of a novel."

--  James Cox, Midwest Book Review

"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."

    -- Cdyana, Amazon ... more/less

Inspired by true events

It was the roaring twenties ...

Their only crime was being born
Native American ...

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"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!"

-- Dawn, Goodreads

"This is one book that's definitely worth its price. If you like Native American books, read this one!"

-- Jenny, Goodreads ... more/less

Love Game of Thrones?

One woman's courage must decide the fate of the English crown.

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"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."

-- Stachia, Barnes & Noble

"There are hero knights, sword fights, chases, and escapes before all is concluded in this tale loosely based on British history."

-- Karen M, Amazon ... more/less

The fight for the crown continues

The thrilling adventure of The Heart of the Lion continues in The Lion Unleashed, Book 2 of this intense historical fiction series.

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"Fantastic series. I'm eagerly awaiting the third book in the series."

    -- A Calder, Facebook

"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. "

    -- Shelley, Goodreads

Be afraid, be very afraid

It was all supposed to be so simple.

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" ... 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! "

-- Jo R, Amazon UK

"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."

    -- Anonymous, Barnes & Noble

Could you survive?

Let's get this party started ... so the mayhem can begin.

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"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."

-- LibroAmante, Barnes & Noble

Riveting pre-911 counter-terrorism

Code-name: Wolf Pack

They're ruthless. They're deadly ... they're CIA/MI6 black ops.

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"If you love a sharp tale of counterintelligence and terrorism that seems ripped from the daily headlines, don't miss Necessary Measures."

-- A. Caruba, Bookviews

"A complex tale of international espionage and counter terrorism, with a suspenseful ending."

-- Jack, Goodreads ... more/less

To some, killing is a game

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.

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"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."

    -- Amy, Goodreads

"Outstanding and very well-written. Characterizations are vivid, makes you feel as if you're right there. This would make a wonderful movie."

    -- Anonymous, Barnes & Noble ... more/less

Get 4 full-length horror novels

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.

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