David Holmberg


David moved to Maine over thirty years ago, after college. He has studied martial arts for years and holds a high degree black belt. A veteran of over 20 medical mission trips to the Dominican Republic, he is also a Sunday School teacher, an avid photographer, and an obsessive reader. Having consumed over 5,000 books by his own estimate, David felt it was time to give back and write his own book at last. He and his wife, Peg, have a grown son. Peg read an early draft of his first book and said it sounded like it was written by a Sunday School teacher who read too many detective novels. Truth in advertising.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I'm an obsessive, lifelong reader. I like an eclectic mix of genres: biography, history, and many categories of fiction. After consuming many thousands of books over the years, I decided to give back and try to write my own. It's said you write best about those things you know from experience. In my case, I'm an active Christian and a long time martial artist so that combination was a natural first choice for me.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords had given me the opportunity to e-publish my book for free and make it available on many commercial sites. In this current techno world, e-publishing is the way to go for most of us indie authors.
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Lion in the Tropics
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 92,330. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Daniel Lyons, Christian and martial artist, is back in his fifth adventure. Planning a working vacation with Evangeline in the Caribbean, the two of them are soon plunged into a world tourists seldom experience. Responding to an old friend's request, they begin searching for a lost orphan. Tragedy and heartbreak ensue and Daniel considers the unthinkable: a return to professional fighting.
Beware the Caged Lion
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 81,790. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Suspense, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Daniel Lyons, humble Christian and superb martial artist, is engaged to protect an important government witness. His undercover assignment involves prison time and separation from his girlfriend. Facing danger and working with a reluctant client turns out to be less challenging than what his girlfriend asks of him.
Lion On the Hunt
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 76,020. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Daniel Lyons, young Christian and martial artist, is back in his third adventure. An event from his past causes a killer commando team to be dispatched, with Daniel as the target. During the pursuit, Evangeline, the Redhead reporter, is kidnapped and Daniel risks all to rescue her. God moves in people's hearts, and lives are changed as a result.
Lion in the Ring
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 57,160. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Suspense
The second action / adventure featuring the young Christian believer and martial artist, Daniel Lyons. Daniel is hired to protect the Royal Couple while on tour. A determined madman poses a threat in a public venue and soon Daniel is facing the most serious fighting challenge of his life, even at the risk of becoming famous.
Entering the Lion's Den
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 51,030. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Suspense
Christianity, martial arts, a young man who aspires to be a hero, and a fugitive criminal of awesome reputation, all come together in a story action and suspense.

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