For more than a decade, Crash Barry worked as a print and radio reporter in Portland, Maine, specializing in his own style of undercover journalism. A recipient of a NEA and Maine Arts Commission Fiction Fellowship, he wrote the critically acclaimed Sex, Drugs and Blueberries, published in 2010.
Crash's latest book, Tough Island, will be released in June 2011. Illustrated by Patrick Corrigan, Tough Island retells the events of the two years Crash spent as a sternman on Matinicus, Maine's most remote island. Hes currently writing a non-fiction account of the first season of a secret, but legal medical marijuana farm in the hills of Maine.