John Hyde Barnard is originally from a small, idyllic town in western New York State where he was born on one of the coldest days ever recorded in February. Since then he has pursued life's pleasures, curiosities, and joys, is suspicious of authority - yet is an adherent to tradition, and holds a strong affinity for winter. John is an author and a musician and presently resides in Sausalito, California.

And always: Go Bills!

  • John Hyde Barnard is the winner of the 39th Jerry Jazz Musician New Short Fiction Award for the short story: The Lot.


  • John Hyde Barnard was named runner up in the Adult Non-Fiction Category in the San Francisco Writers Conference 2021 Writing Contest for The Creole Incident.