Anthony Barbera, interestingly began his author career writing music for films and commercials. He earned his B.M. in Music Composition from North Carolina School of the Arts University. He worked on his Masters at the University of Massachusetts. After being asked to direct a collection of ambitious teenagers to write and act in their first film for the Sonoma Film Festival—that was it, he was hooked. His novels, in order of publication: Catching Baby Moses; The First Rains of October and Jonah In the Time of the Kings. Assurity, his 4th novel, and a space thriller is complete and awaiting release. His screenplays are, An American Psalm, Catching Baby Moses, and Assurity.