This site will give details of all the latest news about Barry, his work, published writing, tv and radio appearances, media interest and all creative output.
Born and raised in North East England, Barry has always had a passion for literature, sport and music. This almost inevitably led to him writing about the subjects he was most passionate about, specifically football and music.
His first success as a writer came in 1986 when he won a poetry competition on BBC Radio One. Following on from this, he began writing about local football and began to have his letters on various subjects published in the local press.
After becoming the adminstrator for a local football team's website (which he still runs), he was asked to become a contributor to football fanzine Players Inc, where he became one of the regular writers on football and music.
Further sport and music articles continued, as well as some historical pieces in Durham and Yorkshire county magazines added to his portfolio.
Following on from this he contributed to the book "Wor Al" published by Tonto Press about the Newcastle United and England footballing legend Alan Shearer.
In 2009 Barry then co-wrote the book "Auf Wiedersehen Lads", published by Dickson Books, which has since led to tv appearances on BBC and ITV, as well as radio spots with BBC Radio Newcastle and Radio Teesdale, as well as reviews and interviews concerning AWL in regional and national press.
Barry now has a regular page , Hindsight, in ToonTalk magazine, as well as writing a weekly blog on Newcastle United.
Read my regular blog for Toon Talk at http://www.fansonline.net/newcastleunited/cats.php?cat=21
Also, my Sunday morning football website www.intheteam.com/thomaswilson
Players Inc, Toon Talk, Seventy3, Sixty6, Newcastle Evening Chronicle, Durham Town & Country, Yorkshire Historical Magazine, Radio Teesdale, BBC Radio Newcastle, Sunday Sun, ITV Tyne Tees TV, BBC Look North, Tripadvisor, Entertainers Reunited,
To see a selection of work in its published form, go to the GALLERY and see scanned pages from various publications.