Captivating Stories from a Renegade Reporter

Former Los Angeles Times staff writer David Haldane loves telling stories. His first book, Berkeley Days: The Uncensored Memoirs of an Underground Journalist published in 2003, detailed his spiritual quest - profiling pagans, gurus, magicians, witches and other New Age characters - in pursuit of a personal peace.

Explore the Human Condition Through His Tales

Haldane's work has appeared in both print and online worldwide. Some of it was anthologized in Chicken Soup for the Single's Soul (Health Communications 1999) and Cultural Tapestry: Readings for a Pluralistic Society (Harper Collins, 1992). In addition, you can read his articles and essays in many newspapers and magazines including:

The Exciting Extension of His Memoir

David Haldane’s award-winning 2015 memoir, Nazis & Nudists, expands on his search for understanding and spiritual tranquility in the larger context of a life well spent. Described as On the Road for baby boomers, the highly praised book is now available in paperback, audio and digital formats at Black Rose Writing, on Amazon and on Barnes & Noble.

Tales of an Expat Life

David Haldane’s latest book, A Tooth in My Popsicle and Other Ebullient Essays on Becoming Filipino (2023), has been described as “A passionate love story told with elegance straight from the heart.” The book is available in all formats at Black Rose Writing, Amazon ,Barnes & Noble, Lazada, and Shopee.

Stories of the Counterculture

Jenny on the Street published in 2021-- is a collection of short stories reflecting his early days as an active participant in the American counterculture of the late 1960's and early 1970's. One fellow author described it as "very dark and angry" containing "a little Stephen King." Check it out to see if you agree at Black Rose Writing, Amazon or Barnes & Noble.