Barry Maher is the author of the cult classic sciencefiction novel, "Legend." Though Barry is one of the country's top and professional development business speakers, as a labor of love (and for a far, far lower fee) he also keynotes writers' conferences and speaks in numerous other venues on the craft and business of writing science fiction and on "How I Make an Excellent Living as a World Famous Writer That No One Has Ever Heard of." (Yes, we know the title ends with a preposition. To paraphrase Churchill, pendantry like that is something up with which we will not put.) Barry speaks on science fiction and writing fees as a way of promoting his fiction and giving something back and encouraging and motivating other writers. Thus his fees for those topics are frequently little more than an honorarium. Fees for his presentations as a business motivational speaker and a keynote speaker and workshop leader on communication, leadership, management and sales are considerably higher. He's based in Las Vegas, Nevada and San Diego, California.