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My name is Romeo Barnes. I'm an author and a BJJ black belt with cerebral palsy. This blog is about my life balancing existence in two worlds. My latest book, My World is now available Amazon.com. Glad you're here, enjoy the journey.

New Book Available

The book is done. Time to get back on the mats It’s my latest poetry collection. My World is an expression of love and relationships in all their forms. It speaks to my growth as both a writer and a person. You can purchase My World here: https://www.amazon.com/My-World-Romeo-Barnes/dp/1530691192/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1534996462&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=romeo+barnes&dpPl=1&dpID=51V72vnMD8L&ref=plSrch

Book time

I took six months away from the mat, only returning very recently in late April. That’s why blog posts have been even more sporadic than usual. Anyone who has followed this blog for any length of time knows what time away means. A new book is on the horizon.


The book is Secret Paradise. Here’s a preview(partial passage)
Note: This passage takes place after James, the main character goes back to the gym he’s been training at since childhood after some time away.


“How are you James?” I haven’t seen you in about six months.“ Master Johnson said. “I’m sorry about that Master, I’ve been doing well though.” I said. “Don’t apologize, it’s fine.” He said. “Who’s this?” Master Johnson asked, nodding toward Jose. I looked at Rob to see how I should respond. He gave me a nod of approval. “This is my partner Jose.” I said. “Oh hello.” Master Johnson said offering his hand to Jose for a handshake. “Hello sir.” Jose said timidly as he accepted the handshake. “Now that that’s out of the way, I asked…