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.

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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Wrapping it up.

By Mike Jastrzebski I’m trying to wrap up my final edit of Stranded Naked Blues and I’m having a little problem with something that doesn’t affect most writers. You see, it’s cloudy today and the solar panels just don’t keep up with … Continue reading

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And the winning cover is!

By Mike Jastrzebski Before I go any further I want to say that picking a cover for Stranded Naked Blues was hard. 38 designers submitted 318 cover designs. Now this included revisions on some covers, but still, that’s a lot of covers … Continue reading

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I am a do-it-yourself junkie.

By Mike Jastrzebski I hate to admit it, but I think I’m addicted to do-it-yourself projects. I was in my twenties when I was bitten by the bug. My first wife, my two-year-old son, and I moved from Detroit to … Continue reading

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Cover poll-the top two designs were…

By Mike Jastrzebski First I’d like to say thank you to all of our readers who responded to my call for help last week on selecting a cover design. Number 1 was the dark cover of a man running in … Continue reading

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