David Haldane is an award-winning journalist, author, columnist, and radio broadcaster with homes in Joshua Tree, California, and Northern Mindanao, Philippines, where he writes a weekly column for the Gold Star Daily. He has published four books, the most recent of which--A Tooth in My Popsicle--is a collection of short essays about his life as an American expat in the Philippines.

Other Works

  • Jenny on the Street (And Other Tales of Reverence and Revolution by a Very Young Man)

  • Nazis & Nudists


Awards and Recognition

  • Finalist, National Indie Excellence Awards, A Tooth in My Popsicle, (Category – Travel) 2023
  • Golden Mike Award for short radio feature, KCDZ 107.7 FM, Radio and TV News Association of Southern California, 2018
  • Finalist, McGrath House Independent Book Awards, Nazis & Nudists, 2017
  • Runner-up, Maxy Awards for Nazis & Nudists, 2016
  • Finalist, Nonfiction E-book and Memoir, Next Generation Indie Book Awards for Nazis & Nudists, 2017
  • Finalist, Supple Religion Writer of the Year, Religion Newswriters Association, 2007
  • Credited Contributor, Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News, Los Angeles Times staff coverage of California wildfires, 2004
  • By-lined Contributor, Pulitzer Prize in Spot News, Los Angeles Times staff coverage of Los Angeles riots, 1993
  • Citation for excellence from Odyssey Institute Concerns of Children Media Awards for the five-part series "Molestation: Betrayal of a Child", 1981