MICHAEL BALKIND
About the Author

Mr. Balkind graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelors degree in
Economics.  He has had a successful 20 year career in sales and marketing and has
owned several businesses. He currently sells home remodeling for Alure Home
Improvements.

After a childhood filled with competitive sports; lacrosse, swimming, gymnastics and
skiing to name a few, he played college lacrosse. He has since settled into a more
recreational athletic life. He enjoys golf, skiing and scuba diving. He is an avid fan of
PGA golf and just about every other sport.

He has combined his passion for sports as well as Suspense and Mystery genres in
his first novel series; Sudden Death, a golf suspense novel, Dead Ball, a sports
mystery  and Stealing Gold, an Olympic ski mystery (in the works).
Mr. Balkind also recently finished the first draft of The Fix, a college football
gambling novel, that he is co-authoring with ESPN Anchor, Ryan Burr.

Mr. Balkind has written for Westchester Magazine's 2009 Golf Guide issue.

Mr. Balkind is a member of Mystery Writers of America and has been a panelist at
their meetings. He is also a member of The Metropolitan Golf Writers Association.

Mr. Balkind lives in Katonah, New York with his wife, three children.