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Daniel Martin Eckhart

Agent:  Julian Friedmann

Biography: Daniel is an experienced scriptwriter, based in Switzerland, having lived for many years in America.  

THE CHAMP was his first novel. Early 2015 saw the release of his second, BARNABY SMITH, which quickly garnered 5 star Amazon reviews.

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BARNABY SMITH Novel, January 5 2015. They always asked Barnaby, 'Why do you want to fly?' And he'd always reply, 'Why do you want to breathe?'"  Six months after her son committed suicide by jumping off a roof, psychiatrist Dr. Martha Lewis claims that she's ready to go back to work. She takes on a position at Brooklyn's St. Joseph's Hospital where she is given the charge of the most unusual Barnaby Smith. Barnaby has tried to fly, like a bird, his entire life. He has jumped off roofs nine times, he has broken every bone in his body … and he has been at St. Joseph's, heavily medicated, for the past twenty-three years for his own safety. Mesmerized by Barnaby Smith, Martha makes it her obsession to bring this man back into life, to show him that life is worth living. If she can do that, if she can convince him, then just maybe she'll manage to convince herself, too. 

BARNABY SMITH

Novel, January 5 2015.

They always asked Barnaby, 'Why do you want to fly?' And he'd always reply, 'Why do you want to breathe?'" 

Six months after her son committed suicide by jumping off a roof, psychiatrist Dr. Martha Lewis claims that she's ready to go back to work. She takes on a position at Brooklyn's St. Joseph's Hospital where she is given the charge of the most unusual Barnaby Smith. Barnaby has tried to fly, like a bird, his entire life. He has jumped off roofs nine times, he has broken every bone in his body … and he has been at St. Joseph's, heavily medicated, for the past twenty-three years for his own safety. Mesmerized by Barnaby Smith, Martha makes it her obsession to bring this man back into life, to show him that life is worth living. If she can do that, if she can convince him, then just maybe she'll manage to convince herself, too. 

THE CHAMP Novel, May 9 2012. Wilber Patorkin, the oldest man alive in the USA, reveals that he has supernatural powers, and that he knows that he will die in three months time. In the short time left he tries to help all the people whose lives he has glimpsed through telepathy. A moving novel about truth, death, aging and honesty and a central character who will, like Forrest Gump, not be easily forgotten.

THE CHAMP

Novel, May 9 2012.

Wilber Patorkin, the oldest man alive in the USA, reveals that he has supernatural powers, and that he knows that he will die in three months time. In the short time left he tries to help all the people whose lives he has glimpsed through telepathy. A moving novel about truth, death, aging and honesty and a central character who will, like Forrest Gump, not be easily forgotten.

HOME Novel, March 8th 2016  Come to America's Playground, the one and only Coney Island!  When eighty-two year old Max Flynn meets Walt Miller, he can't believe his eyes. Walt is not only seven and a half feet tall, he also looks exactly like the giant Max knew as a child during Coney Island's golden years. Max, a former cop who spent his life protecting the island and the people walking upon it, decides to solve the mystery of 'the impossible man'. As Max learns more and more about Walt Miller, he finds friendship, love, a dark secret and a world beyond his wildest dreams.  This is a novel about home, about the earth, about the land we walk on. This is also a novel about being mindful and doing the right thing. In Walt's words: "Max Flynn gives me hope. There must be others like him. People who care deeply, deeply enough to hear the heartbeat of the land they walk on. They are the future. They will be the balance."

HOME

Novel, March 8th 2016 

Come to America's Playground, the one and only Coney Island! 

When eighty-two year old Max Flynn meets Walt Miller, he can't believe his eyes. Walt is not only seven and a half feet tall, he also looks exactly like the giant Max knew as a child during Coney Island's golden years. Max, a former cop who spent his life protecting the island and the people walking upon it, decides to solve the mystery of 'the impossible man'. As Max learns more and more about Walt Miller, he finds friendship, love, a dark secret and a world beyond his wildest dreams. 

This is a novel about home, about the earth, about the land we walk on. This is also a novel about being mindful and doing the right thing. In Walt's words: "Max Flynn gives me hope. There must be others like him. People who care deeply, deeply enough to hear the heartbeat of the land they walk on. They are the future. They will be the balance."