Author Archives: Mike Jastrzebski

About Mike Jastrzebski

In September of 2003 my wife, Mary, and I moved aboard our 36-foot Sailboat, Roughdraft. It was our intention to take the boat south from Minnesota to warmer climates where I would write a novel. Six years later I have completed 3 mystery novels. I have published the first two books, The Storm Killer and Key Lime Blues as e-books and trade paperbacks. The third book, Dog River Blues will be released in early 2011. It is my intention to use this blog to share what I’ve learned while trying to get published. I will also blog about the trials and tribulations of living on a sailboat. We sailed the boat from Minnesota to Mobile, Alabama where we lived for two years. We also spent three months living in Key West. Currently, the boat is docked in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. In 2011 we plan to take the boat to the Caribbean where we plan to drift until it is no longer fun.

It’s never really over!

By Mike Jastrzebski I’m sure it’s clear to all of our readers that we are no longer posting on this blog. However, it’s never really over. There have been many posts over the past six years from Chris, John, C.E., … Continue reading

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Testing my patience

By Mike Jastrzebski Sometimes I just loose my patience. Sometimes it’s because I put something off, and it sneaks up and bites me in the ass. This usually means more either more work in the long run, or life becomes … Continue reading

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We miss it.

By Mike Jastrzebski St. Augustine is okay, but Mary and I both miss the clear blue waters of the Bahamas. So what are we going to do about it? Those of you who read this blog have probably noticed that … Continue reading

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Hit by lightning!

By Mike Jastrzebski Last week, Rough Draft was hit by lightning. This was our first hit in twelve years of living on the sailboat, but it was a big one. Mary and I both happened to be watching the storm … Continue reading

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Heading south.

By Mike Jastrzebski Now that my new Wes Darling sailing mystery, Stranded Naked Blues, has been published (if you’re interested here are the links: Amazon, Nook, Apple, Kobo, & Google Play) I’ve begun to prepare the boat to head south again. … Continue reading

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R.I.P Miss Belle (01/13/2004-06/14/2015)

By Mike Jastrzebski Our dog Belle died this morning. She has been our sailing companion and friend since she was 8 weeks old and Mary and I will miss her dearly. Share on Facebook

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Some great deals you won’t want to miss.

By Mike Jastrzebski I haven’t posted in several weeks, but I’m hoping to be back on my regular Sunday postings here on Write On The Water. The reason I’ve been remiss is that I was wrapping up a slew of … Continue reading

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Two of my books are now free

By Mike Jastrzebski Key Lime Blues, Book 1 in my Wes Darling Sailing Mystery/Thriller series is now free in the following eBook stores. Here are the links: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, and Kobo. A Wes Darling Sailing Mystery/Thriller, Book … Continue reading

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Stranded Naked Blues-Available for Pre-Order.

By Mike Jastrzebski Stranded Naked Blues is now available for pre-order at Amazon, Barnes & Noble,           The Apple Store, and Kobo for $3.99. The actual publication and deliver date is June 14th, but if you are thinking … Continue reading

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Free book offer

By Mike Jastrzebski It’s not all about the writing. Right now I’m spending more time getting ready to publish Stranded Naked Blues than I am actually writing. For instance, in the past three years I haven’t done much to generate a mailing … Continue reading

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