F.M. Barrera is a children’s fantasy writer, ilustrator and fine artist from California. He is a member of the Independent Book Publisher’s Association (IBPA) winning a silver award from the Benjamin Franklin Digital Book Awards in 2015 (BFDA) for his epic series Tales of the Blue Wizard. In 2006 his comic book the Legend of Jamomere won first place in the Hollywood Book Awards. He studied english and art at UCLA and the S.F. Academy of Art College. Over the years he has attended many children’s writing workshops including the Andrea Brown Literary Agency writer’s workshop in Big Sur California. He refined his craft by working at the Sacramento Bee newspaper as a sometimes journalist and full-time graphic artist.
His award-winning Tales of the Blue Wizard series features a reincarnating wizard named Jamomere who creates a race of immortal fairies who search for him throughout time and human cultures. Along the way, they knowingly and unknowingly influence and change history in ways we never knew.
F.M. Barrera also writes poetry and illustrates in many mediums, incorporating many of these skills into his books and comic books. As a fine artist, Mr. Barrera has been showing his paintings and sculptures in galleries and state fairs, winning first and second place in several competitions. When not competing, he can be found talking to 6th graders in classrooms about his books and teaching art to willing adults.