Retired Politician Realizes Dream to Become a Novelist, Sheds Light on Gay Rights

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David Smith retires from Chicago politics, moves to India, writes book

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David Smith had always wanted to write a book. But as the head of a management department at the University of Chicago, a local politician, an amateur actor, a touring lecturer and a writer for the Oxford Journal, his hands were often full. Then came retirement.

After retiring to India in 2002, Smith finally had time to put the stories in his head on paper. He now releases his debut novel, Death in Dibba (published by AuthorHouse).

Death in Dibba is a romantic thriller where love conquers all. “It is a gay love story set in the magnificent scenery of Dubai, Sharjah and Oman,” explains Smith. “The heroes, one English and the other Indian, cut through race and gender barriers to demonstrate that love and bravery are universal and multi-faceted. The story is fast-moving, funny and at times brutal with a backdrop of the unstable politics of the Gulf.”

Once a politician and a long-time social psychologist, Smith brings a keen eye to the intersection of politics and human rights.

“Gayness crosses all barriers of race, color and class,” says Smith. “People are coming out all over the world and they need to know they are not alone.”

While Smith looks forward to entertaining his readers, he also hopes readers gain a grander message.

“I would like to see homosexuality as just another facet to our human condition and not an ‘illness’ as some sections of society seem to prefer.”

About the Author
David Smith is an academic, writer, actor and ex-politician living in India where he has a small estate on the edge of the jungle. He is a keen gardener and delights in his lovely home, three dogs and supportive family. He is the author of the nonfiction titles Find the Gifted Child, Gifted Children in School and Resources and Resource Centers.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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