D. Avraham

Biography

D. Avraham is the pen name for the author. He lives with his family in the Hebron Hills of Israel, the stomping ground of his hero, Dawid (King David), and the subject of his celebrated novel. Before immigrating to Israel from Cleveland, Ohio, he was a freelance writer for the Daily News Herald, The Cleveland Jewish News, and other publications. He was also a weekly columnist for New York’s Jewish Press.

Smashwords Interview

What inspired you to be a writer?
I'm not sure any one thing inspired me to be a writer. To a certain extent I write because I have to. I have a need to express my thoughts and put my creations out there. If you'll excuse the metaphor, like giving birth: Once the woman is pregnant, she hasn't much choice but to deliver the baby. That said, the choice to publish, or more precisely to try and publish is a choice. I engage in several other creative mediums, such as drawing and music, but don't put them on public display. I choose to be a writer, in the sense that I present myself to the public as such because I think I have something to say, and I think there are people that want to, or need to hear it. My writing also inspires me to think and examine ideas. When I have to present those ideas to other people, I am forced to take a deeper, critical look at them. I was encouraged to write from an early age by my family. Also, in school, I learned that I could write a really amazing essay without really understanding the topic and get a good grade. I had a talent for writing. People liked my stories, and that inspires you to write more.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up stuffed in a box, and this severely effected my writing because it was so cramped and the light was so dim ....

Seriously, I grew up in a white middle class suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, and the hardship of it all forced me to use my imagination so I could escape the harsh reality of a stable loving and supportive environment.
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Where to find D. Avraham online


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Videos

Who's Your Hero
Promotional video for the novel, The Shepherd King, Book One: Foundation Stone

Books

Off Wire
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 100,430. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Israeli and American intelligence agents must scramble to uncover the secret ancient Muslim sect, risen from the annals of history, and stop them before they are able to remake the world in their own bloody image.
A Journey of One Thousand Miles: the Story of Ruth and Naomi
Price: Free! Words: 16,350. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
An exciting retelling of the biblical narrative of Ruth weaves the Bible story with the ancient legend and tradition of the sages, coupled with a dash of creative fiction to bring the story to life for the modern reader. This is an excerpt from the series The Shepherd King
The Shepherd King, Book One: Foundation Stone
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 87,600. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Who's your hero? Before all the heroes of legend and lore. There was one man, one hero, who inspired them all ... This is the true story of the man, the legend, the hero: King David. Foundation Stone is the first novel in the series about the life and legend of Dawid (King David). This first installment begins with his ancestors and culminates in the famous battle with Goliyath.

D. Avraham's tag cloud

america    ancient history    ancient israel    arab    bedouin    bible    biblical fiction    cia    david    david anf goliath    epic    fbi    goliath    historical    islam    israel    king david    middle east    mossad    mossad agent    muslim    palestine    ruth    ruth and naomi    war