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John Barrie “Richard Spencer is a Friend of Mine”

John Barrie

John Barrie grew up among the sagebrush of southern Idaho, and it was the process of capturing his imaginary friends on paper that led him to become a Creative Writing major at Boise State, where he has also worked since 2004. 2017 has already been a high water-mark year for John, who had the opportunity to read at Storyfort, the National Undergraduate Literature Conference, and Boise Weekly’s Fiction 101 contest in addition to this latest award. When not on campus, John is usually with his wife Jenny, their two children Elijah and Trysta, and a cadre of pets, binge watching shows on Netflix or reading the latest Stephen King novel. When he graduates, John hopes to take some time off to focus on writing and maybe pursue a teaching job.