Crash Barry's most recent book is the gritty memoir, Tough Island, True Stories from Matinicus, Maine. Crash is also the author of the rollicking novel Sex, Drugs and Blueberries, set in Washington County, Maine amid the Oxycontin-abuse epidemic. His column One Maniac’s Meat appears monthly in The Bollard, a Portland newsmagazine. Crash spent a decade as a print and radio reporter in Portland until receiving a writing fellowship from the Maine Arts Commission, which convinced him to pursue book-writing. He’s worked as a sternman, sailor, bartender, demolitionist, janitor, alpaca herdsman, cow milker and blueberry raker. He lives in the hills of western Maine.