April 25, 2015

I'm available to meet with your book club. Hear the inside stories about The Crossings! 



March 14, 2015


Had a fun time in Hollywood where "The Crossings" received its second award, the Grand Prize in the book festival. While we were there we did all of the things first-time visitors do - take a tour to see the homes of the stars, see Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive, etc....

February 10, 2015

Had a fun time today talking about "The Crossings" at the Senior Activities Center in Florence. Thank you to Senior Services of Northern Kentucky for allowing me to speak to 25 of their members, who were a very interactive group.


January 28, 2015

I've been busy booking some events for 2015. My first one coming up is a presentation at the Florence Senior Activity Center on US 42 at 11:30 on February 10th. The timing fits right in with the Mardi Gras theme of "The Crossings." I'll be there with my beads and masks...

December 19, 2014

Many thanks to my nephew, Will Allan of Wrentham MA. for his support and contribution to my book. When I wrote about my father's experiences as a young adult, I drew upon my own experiences at that age to bring depth to the character, but I also factored in the persona...

December 14, 2014

The elf on a shelf is really getting into "The Crossings," but who can blame him for enjoying a book about a young boy's exciting coming of age story with a Mardi Gras theme? Take advantage of a Christmas special for that special teacher. Send me a note at barrykienzle...

November 27, 2014

In "The Crossings," Georgie and his mother and sister didn't have much at Thanksgiving, but they were grateful for what they did have....each other. I am also grateful to all of you who have supported me this year with my new book, "The Crossings," and wish you and you...

November 12, 2014

Thanks to the Florence recorder for their nice article on "The Crossings." Today I agreed to do a reading and talk in January at the Florence Senior Citizens Center. 


November 3, 2014

I'm beginning a new promotion strategy for "The Crossings," with senior citizen centers, schools and libraries. I'm available for signings, readings, discussions and other events. My graphic designer, Sheri Allan (skagraphics.com) and I collaborated to come up with a p...

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