Robert Balmanno
Author of the Blessings of Gaia series
Robert Balmanno

Robert Balmanno was born in Sunnyvale, California in 1951. He earned his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara and did post-graduate work at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland and the University of London, King's College.

He served in West Africa in the Peace Corps in Dahomey (Benin) from 1973 to 1975. Balmanno worked with cattle in a remote region where no outsiders have been before, and where the New World practices and beliefs of voodoo originated among the Adja people—the forest people of West Africa.

Over a period of about 38 years, Balmanno has written fiction, and during the last 30 of those years, he worked as a library specialist in a public library in Silicon Valley. He has also been a trade union activist for 25 years..

Balmanno has published three novels, September Snow, Runes of Iona, and Embers of the Earth.

He is now working on a fourth book in his Blessings of Gaia series, Auger's Touchstone, a book that will be the fourth novel in this futuristic, dystopian quartet.

Book One (September Snow), Book Two (Runes of Iona) and Book Three (Embers of the Earth) are now available at bookstores.

Photo: Tombstone dedicated to a man named Robert Balmanno, Glasgow cathedral cemetery, in Scotland, circa 1730 to 1750.

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