Will Ballantyne


Will Ballantyne was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He is forty-eight years old and married with two young sons, and is now residing in England. Will has lived in several other countries working as a teacher, Ukraine and China among them.
While working in Lviv, Ukraine, he developed an interest in Ukrainian and Russian literature alongside a fondness for the culture and soul of the people. This informed the writing of his first novel, A Butterfly in Winter, which is set in Ukraine.
Literature-wise, his tastes range from the novels and short stories of Marcel Ayme as well as the Fantomas novels by Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre to authors such as Milan Kundera, Henry Miller and Dean Koontz .
Will has also written a children’s story called Dragonboys Forever.


Dragonboys Forever
By Will Ballantyne
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,060. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2013. Category: Fiction
While searching in his grandpa's garden for his lost little brother, eight year old Kai and his friends discover a secret entrance to another world filled with dragons, good and evil. An exciting adventure begins...
A Butterfly in Winter
By Will Ballantyne
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 88,010. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2013. Category: Fiction
In 1997, William, a naïve Scotsman, falls for the girl of his dreams, Olga Piotrovskii, the breathtaking secretary of his English Paradise school in the harsh surroundings of Lviv, Ukraine, and spies happiness just around the corner. However, his clingy, bug-hunting girlfriend, Masha Kramarenko, has got something to say about that.

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absurd    adventure    children    dragons    innocence    kids    love    obsession    paranoia    romantic    russian    scottish    superhero    temptress    ukraine