About the Author

Damien Black was born in New York City during the more interesting times. In writing “Life of a Bastard”, he wishes to capture the authentic and genuine experience of life in foster care, the struggles of identity, and the hard truths of sexual and physical violence that are common among the children who are abandoned. He hopes that the series will encourage readers to have more of understanding and compassion for the 20,000 foster care children that leave the “system” every year in the United States of America.


Currently Damien Black is working on the final touches for Life of a Bastard Vol.2, collaborating with a gifted artist to bring two short stories "Bright Light" and "Killing in the Name" into graphic novel form. When Damien is not writing, he is reviewing indie books for A Bastard's Indie Book Reviews as he lives a life of an expat in China, along with his son Hannibal.

Life of a Bastard Book Series





Questions and Media Inquiries