David Balaam

Biography

I live in Surrey, England, with my wife Carol. We have two children, Nicole and Lindsay, who have now left home but live nearby with their own families.
I was in Sales & Marketing for many years in the promotional trade. Now retired I work on my writing and other interests.
Hobbies and interests include photography, travelling, cooking, fishing, World Music, concerts, music festivals and reading.
Nothing is Sacrosanct is my third novel, and I still have plans for several more.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
Nothing is Sacrosanct . . . . I wanted to write a more 'adult' themed novel after by first two books, Columbus Day and The Letter, which were basically mild romantic stories (but with good story lines).
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Like nearly all on-line authors, it is not possible to get the attention of a traditional publisher. I think they still have a very important role to play for an author, but with so may (millions) of new books being written each year, to self-publish is the best first option, and hope it gets noticed, one day.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find David Balaam online


Books

Nothing is Sacrosanct
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 97,240. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Marcus Hartstein was abused as young boy in Austria by his parents during the second World War. In 1946 he is rescued by a kindly Doctor When his friend and saviour is killed with his wife, he vows revenge, and to protect his now orphaned step-sister, Barbara. Life throws many challenges to Marcus; abused boy, murderer, guardian, lover; but also a survivor for Justice - his Justice, his way.
The Letter
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 64,810. Language: British English. Published: February 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense
Michael Parker is dying. He had had a good life and done well for himself. Now, alone, save for his loyal housekeeper, Smithy, he reminisces on a wonderful love affair he had in the summer of 1965. Dianne was an archaeology student on study leave at the British Museum when they met. Then, one day after a passionate affair, she left, never to be heard of again.
Columbus Day
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 87,290. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
‘No sex, no violence, no Vampires – must be a good read’ Try this romantic novel with a touch of intrigue. It’s a well paced story of life and hope after loss and despair. An ordinary man living an ordinary life until he loses it all, or so he thinks. . .

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