My name is David-Matthew Barnes. I'm an author, film critic, marketing director, playwright, poet, screenwriter, and teacher. I write in multiple genres, primarily young adult, romance, thriller, and horror. In terms of films, I write about many genres, with a special focus on film noir and horror movies. If you'd like to learn more about me and my life, the About section offers more details.
If you're looking for something particular I've written, please visit the Library section. This is a comprehensive list of my published titles. If it's available, it's listed there. I also recommend checking out my Amazon Author Page. There you'll find a list of all of my titles available via Amazon (including lots of Kindle titles to choose from).
Rather than read individual posts (which, as you can see by previous posts, I used to write), hop over to the News section for current and past updates on all of my projects.
In the Press section, you will find links to articles, reviews, and interviews related to my work.
I've been very fortunate to write five screenplays that have been produced. You can read about them, as well as my unproduced scripts that are available, in the Screenplays section. My IMDb page is also another great resource for information about my film and television projects.
To date, I've written more than sixty stage plays. You can read about these scripts in the Plays section (and where to find and/or purchase them). Many of my stage plays are available to purchase in printable PDF's at this online PayHip store. If you're an actor, I encourage you to check out the Monologues section, especially if you're looking for a contemporary audition piece.
My most recent novel is Marijuana Mermaid.
Similarly, the Poetry section is devoted to my poems and my published collections of poetry.
The Links page is a great list of writing resources, organizations I love and support, and links to the individual webpages of the members of my collective creative team.
In case you would like to connect with me beyond this website, here are a few other places where you can find me. I would love to be as connected as possible.
I post lots of project updates and more on my Facebook profile.
You can find me on Instagram at dmatthewbarnes.
We can tweet together on Twitter.
Come hang out with me on Goodreads.
Let's connect professionally on LinkedIn.
On my YouTube channel, I share playlists of songs I love, promotional trailers for my books and films, actors performing monologues from my stage plays, and more.
Please send all professional inquiries to email@example.com. A member of my creative team will be happy to help you.
I am represented by Hoop Earrings Entertainment.
Again, thank you for being here. As always, thank you for your support!🖤