Big Time Talker with Burke Allen Podcast:
Bringing Respect to Other People's Stories with Barry Kienzle

“You draw courage from other people.”

Barry’s Kienzle's book, “Heart of a Lion,” covers the true story of Willie Burton, a young athlete who lives with cerebral palsy, and his fight to make it onto his high school wrestling team.

Barry tells the inspiring story about how he reached out to Barry and his mother, Brenda, for the chance to carefully handle Willie’s touching story.

Barry talks about the importance of understanding the faith and thought process behind people and their experiences when telling their stories.


Two New June Releases
from Award-Winning Author, Barry Kienzle!

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After two years of writing during the pandemic, author, Barry Kienzle has two new releases published by Headline Books! Following the success of his memoir about Willie Burton, Kienzle has co-authored Nate Branch: Playing My Way Through Life with Harlem Globetrotter's Nate Branch.

Returning to his roots of writing historical fiction, is his sequel, A Whisper in the Wind, the third in the series with The Crossings and The Indian, following the story of Maggie as she struggles with leaving her past behind and embracing her future. Add both to your summer reading list!


The Crossings
The Indian
Heart of a Lion
Willie A Super Friend