David Berardelli


David Berardelli was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and grew up on his grandmother's farm in Gibsonia. Formerly a jazz musician, he studied music at Duquesne University for one year before being drafted into the U.S. Army. He was a member of the 80th Army Band at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Georgia, and also performed in the Third Army Soldier Show at Fort McPherson in Atlanta, Georgia. He also served as a bugler at nearly two hundred military funerals between 1970 and 1971. He has been a caricaturist, nightclub musician, and data-processing associate.
He presently lives on a thirty-acre horse ranch in southern Mississippi with wife Linda, their horses, and two very bright and spoiled Aussie dogs, Kylie and Wiffle.

David is the author of many novels, among them, The Apprentice, Wagon Driver, Demon Chaser and The Funny Detective as well as Stepping Out of My Grave. He is presently at work on several other projects.

His email address is davesbad1@yahoo.com. He also is listed in Facebook. His web sites are:


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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,100. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2011 by Penumbra Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
After trying to help a hit-and-run victim, a young woman starts seeing odd colors around people. As she probes deeper into the murder to help bring justice to the old woman and find out more about her strange new gift, a DEA cop comes to her rescue. She soon realizes someone very powerful wants to keep her quiet - permanently. Will the colors help keep her safe or endanger everyone she's near?
Fatal Innocence
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,710. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2011 by Penumbra Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
When software king Richard Warden meets a ravishing redhead, tragedy strikes repeatedly. Private Eye Adam Brooks is hired to find this woman Richard fears is a competitor’s spy. Adam suspects she’s got a more personal reason for pursuing the software king and races to find the truth before the CEO of WarCo goes down in flames. Or maybe that’s the best thing that could happen to him.
Escape Clause
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,030. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2011 by Penumbra Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Orlando man Hank Lee spots Sally Burns, the love of his life he’d lost seven years ago. After chaotic events, Hank fears she’s in danger. She’s now married to a wealthy software king. When Hank tells him Sally’s missing, he seems unconcerned. Hank is attacked by pros and realizes corporate politics can be murder. If there’s a contract on her life, they both need an escape clause.
Stepping Out of My Grave
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,340. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2010 by Penumbra Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Thirty-six-year-old Jake Mild is run over by an idiot in a tricked-out truck and wakes up standing in an open grave. Figuring he died, he hurries back to his apartment to keep his ex-wife from cleaning him out, but instead sees Sierra, a young girl, walking along the road. Jake discovers he can do cool tricks to help her out of trouble, but things quickly turn deadly. Can he save her?

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