My Introduction

I spent many years writing my first book, Mystery on Macomber Hill.  It wasn’t until I finally retired that I was able to finish it and get it self published.  It can be found on Amazon as a hard copy or downloaded using Kindle.  I have reduced the price of the Kindle download to $0.99.    It is a book designed for all age groups even though its two main characters belong to the younger generation.  The book is set on a location in Maine where I actually lived when I was nine years old.   The story is fictional but many of the incidents that are in the book actually happened to me and my brothers.  I wanted the book not only to tell a story, but to show the reader what farm life was like for two young boys and their parents during the 1950’s.

I retired in 2014 at the age of 66, exactly.  I retired on my birthday, April 22nd.  It is very significant for me because  I celebrate three occasions on that day.   The first is my birthday, the second is my retirement day, and the third is Earth Day.  (Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network and celebrated in more than 193 countries each year).

If anyone should read my book, I would appreciate a review of the book on Amazon, good or bad.   Every review helps an author understand the good and bad aspects of their writings. 

I anticipate using this blog to relate different stories and time periods of my life leading up to my current age.  Meanwhile, I am writing my second book which I hope will be completed this year.  Please contact me with any questions or comments you may have concerning the book.





About johnbalser

I was born in Farmington, Maine in April of 1948. I lived on several farms in Maine, located in Chesterville, North Jay, and Limerick, until the age of 10. I moved to Durham, New Hampshire when I was in the fifth grade and later relocated to Manchester, New Hampshire where I resided through High School. I enter the Air Force in 1966 (two months after high school) and served one year (1968-1969) in Vietnam. I returned to school in the early 70's and received a BS in Business Management from New Hampshire College while working in the computer industry. I continued my computer career through 1990 at which time I left the computer industry and opened up my own business in the New Hampshire seacoast area. I remained self employed for 17 years. In 2007, I took a position with the Department of State, Passport Services, located in Portsmouth, NH. I continued there until my retirement in April of 2014. I did not finish my first book, Mystery on Macomber Hill (A Baker Boys Adventure), until I retired. I am currently writing a second book titled, ME, MYSELF AND I. It is a story about a boy who was raised in an orphanage, got adopted, and continued on into manhood. But wait, there was one small problem. While at the orphanage he developed a "VOICE" in his head that stayed with him right into manhood. They shared the good and bad times while the VOICE seemed to get him in trouble , more often than not. Hopefully it will be completed by year end. I haves been married for 45 years. My wife, Linda, and I relocated to Milo, Maine in July of 2014 to enjoy our retirement. I am an avid genealogist and have spent over 20 years researching my family history with my sister. I also do genealogy research for other individuals. My wife and I enjoy traveling and site seeing with our new family addition, Sprout, an Australian Cattle Dog that we adopted from a shelter in October of 2014. I hopes to continue writing other books in the Baker Boys Adventure series.
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