Books by Barry Kienzle


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A Whisper in the Wind

A stirring novel, the third in the series with The Crossings and The Indian. Maggie deals with her ongoing grief following the death of her WWII pilot husband and embarks on a cross-country trip to free herself emotionally and begin a new life with an incredibly challenging job. On the way, she returns to his hometown to visit his grave, re-establish her relationship with his family, and introduce her young daughter to them. Her final destination is fraught with life-changing decisions as she tackles her new job and unexpectedly embarks on a new relationship with a man with the aid of a storied character from her late husband's past.

ISBN-13: 978-1951556891

Paperback / 184 pages

Autographed copy $20.00 (includes shipping)

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Nate Branch: Playing My Way Through Life

Harlem Globetrotter Nate Branch brought joy to millions of fans for fifteen years and his amazing life is captured in this biography, co-authored with award-winning author Barry Kienzle. Nate spent fifteen years with the Globetrotters during their peak ‘Golden Era’ of biggest fame, playing alongside basketball legends including Curly Neal, Geese Ausby, Sweet Lou Dunbar, and his best friend and tour roommate, the late “Crown Prince Of Basketball” Meadowlark Lemon.


Kienzle was granted unlimited access to Nate, who shares never-before-heard stories about his close friendship with basketball great Wilt Chamberlain, his legendary college playing career in Nebraska, and his long and storied heyday with the Globetrotters. Readers will go behind-the-scenes with first-person accounts from Nate about his time on and off the court with the basketball greats and will learn about the famous Grammy-winning music group that tried to recruit Nate to join them as their lead singer. Nate's love for music, learned at an early age, continues to entertain and praise God from the church piano.

ISBN-13: 978-1951556852

Paperback / 168 pages

$20.00 (includes shipping) 

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Willie: A Super Friend!

Willie: A Super Friend! is a special needs book about making friends. Willie and his classmates find out that understanding can build a bridge to friendship.
Willie has suffered from cerebral his entire life. When he was young he was challenged with being accepted by other children as their equal because they either didn't understand his disability or were afraid he would get hurt playing with them. He learned to cope, mostly by showing them in many ways he was their equal on the playground.

Illustrated by Devika Joglekar –

ISBN-13: 978-1951556495

Hardcover / 32 pages

Autographed copy $18.00 (includes shipping)

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Heart of a Lion

The Heart of a Lion is the memoir of Willie and Brenda Burton, co-written by Barry Kienzle, in his first foray in non-fiction writing. Willie Burton was born a fighter. Entering the world two months prematurely and weighing two-and-a-half pounds, the tiny child with cerebral palsy and a crack cocaine addiction was not exactly the perfect baby his adoptive parents, Brenda and Larry Burton, had in mind. Suddenly, they envisioned a future filled with hardships for him and self-sacrifice for themselves. Trusting in God's provident care, they took their child home, and resolved to give him a better life than the odds suggested.


Supported by Brenda's love and encouragement through years of hospitalizations and physical therapy, Willie tackled every challenge from his seat in a wheelchair. The teen faced the ultimate test, though, when his determination to earn a place on his high school's wrestling team put everything on the line; with little lower body strength and minimal upper body strength on his left side, Willie relied on his faith in God to help him prove that life would not pin him to the mat!

ISBN: 9781946664778

Paperback / 160 pages

Autographed copy $18.00 (includes shipping)

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The Indian

The Indian is the sensational story of two young men approaching adulthood in the wake of the Great Depression and WWII raging in Europe. George and Schmitty, who many readers will remember as two young boys in my first book, The Crossings, encounter an old man with an antique motorcycle which seems to invoke the spirit of its previous owner – a soldier killed in WWI. Schmitty plans a cross-country trip to Sturgis and Mt. Rushmore to ponder his future, which brings unexpected results. With his and George's futures weighing in the balance, they both make life-changing decisions which they will carry with them for the remainder of their days. 

ISBN: 9781882658657

Paperback/272 pages

Autographed copy $20.00 (includes shipping)


​Georgie Martin was an energetic twelve-year-old boy growing up in a small town during the Great Depression when he encountered the tragedy of his father abandoning the family, putting the pressure of being the man of the house on his young shoulders. His rebellious side collided with his sense of duty and he ventured on a journey few men, let alone a young boy would attempt. He hopped a freight train to travel over 1,000 miles to New Orleans to experience the Mardi Gras. In The Crossings, I tell the story, based on my father’s venture, of the struggle between right and wrong as well as the rewards and challenges of the journey.

ISBN: 9780938467977

Paperback/176 pages

Autographed copy $18.00 (includes shipping)

The Crossings


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