Rodney St Clair Ballenden

Biography

Rodney St Clair Ballenden was born in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1947. In lieu of an academic career he travelled extensively through Europe, the United Sates of America and Greece. He married Colleen and returned to South Africa to farm, but the call of the wild drew him into a hermit existence placing him in extreme situations exposed to danger and the vagaries of storm and wind. From his observations on man's relationship with the wilderness he began to write, and the four book series, Son of Xanos, is the result.
Rodney now lives in the Kalahari Desert in South Africa.

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Books

1939
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 67,250. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
In 1939, during the ‘Phoney War’, a young woman runs off with the wrong guy, but names her first child after her secret lover, killed in a training accident, as a token of their deceitful affair.
Ram
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 63,430. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Screenplays » Western
To be the hunter she feels within her Loren Packard first has to kill and kill at close range. She does so. He stands proud and magnificent in the mountains of his domain, supreme amongst his band. She hears him breathe. She sees him blink. But what she does not see is the arrow of deceit she draws into her family life as the Bighorn ram she hits runs mortally wounded into the fog.
4 Stories Told
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,560. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » European / General
Four short stories of poignant suffering, perfect love lost and the gift of abuse.
Wild
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,940. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Roland departs the real world as deftly as Owl had entered his. And through his deteriorating relationship with Sally the madman let’s go.
Haley
Price: $7.00 USD. Words: 70,510. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Haley Truscott wealthy but, spiritually bankrupt, lives in the darkness of her own denial until a baboon invades her privacy and the garden man the secret she carries in her heart.
Zar
Price: $12.99 USD. Words: 32,010. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2015. Categories: Screenplays » Drama
The Russian separatists did it in Ukraine; why not the Afrikaners in South Africa? What if they had carved out a state for themselves in 1975 instead of invading Angola? When a nineteen year old Afrikaner forsakes family and loved ones he joins a modern crusade in a quest for ideological freedom. This then is the story of ZAR.
Going Wild
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 104,650. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational
'Going Wild' tells the story of Roland’s journey from a desperate search for recognition to the growing awareness of a greater force guiding him, and that, when he announces his place in life so he will find the home he seeks.
Son of Xanos
Price: $14.99 USD. Words: 107,650. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Rodino, the Son of Xanos never shies from life's hardships and bounces back his spirit intact and ever growing.
The Gap Between
Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 36,960. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2015. Categories: Screenplays » Drama
Set the challenge of reaching emotional maturity, Angela Basson, struggles to escape the lie binding her to an estranged husband and deceitful friend - until banished from home by her own sons.
Child of Destiny
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 100,110. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Azeha, the rebel, innocent yet flawed, returns to the small coastal town where her baby boy lies buried searching for the peace and the love she imagined as a young woman.
The Diviner
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 108,630. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
A wealthy Italian tricks a professional game ranger into leading an expedition into the Kalahari Desert. He does not tell the ranger that the only client is a prostitute.

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