David F. Berens has been a certified USPTA Elite Tennis Professional since 2001. His experience in tennis has taken him from city parks to exclusive resorts and island getaways. Today he calls Knoxville, Tennessee home. He has also been a writer most of his life and went to Carson-Newman College and East Tennessee State University to obtain his English Literature degree.

He has been published in the USPTA trade publication Addvantage Magazine and has appeared on several local news programs promoting 10 and Under Tennis. He has published several complete thriller novels, one fantasy novel, two tennis books and has many more in the works for the near future. Please visit to learn more and download free chapters of all of his books!


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Back Roads & Hat Check

Welcome to the world of Troy Bodean: the unlikely hero of this Island Thriller Series
BACK ROADS is a collection of short stories that feature characters from my Troy Bodean Adventure series in their own complete vignettes.
HAT CHECK (Excerpt): Troy Clint Bodean had everything he needed for some peace and quiet: a good fishing pole, a pickup truck, and a beach house on a small island in South Carolina. All was right with the world… until he found the hat... a straw cowboy hat with a peacock feather stuck in the band and it looked good on him, really good - like, Matthew McConaughey with a beard good, so he kept it. But that’s when everyone started trying to kill him… redneck strippers, not-so-professional hit men, and a shady corporate boss and he had no idea why.