Author Archives: Michael Haskins

Critique Groups

With the revolutionary changes in the publishing world today, presenting a clean manuscript to an agent or publisher is important. A critique group is one of the easiest ways to get eyes on your manuscript for free, before sending it … Continue reading

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Book release party – reason for print Vs eBooks

michaelhaskins.net Today’s publish world is changing faster than I can swill a Guinness. I, like many others, have benefited from it. My last three books have been independently publish. Each has gone through the editing and cover design once offered … Continue reading

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The Great Phenomenon

Michael Haskins – www.michaelhaskins.net As I said recently, my new book, NOBODY WINS, has been published. A relief? Well, yeah, kind of. The past few weeks I put aside the writer’s life and became the ad exec and PR guy! … Continue reading

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New book is out and other things . . .

Posted by Michael Haskins Last Friday NOBODY WINS was released and is now available as a trade paperback on Amazon and my website and as an eBook at the Kindle Store. I ran into a lot of delays in writing … Continue reading

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Back on track – kind of . . .

I’ve been neglectful for the past few months on meeting my posting deadline. At least I’m consistent when it comes to meeting deadlines. My research trip to Ireland, the inaugural Mystery Writers Key West Fest (I am one of founders … Continue reading

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Not enough time!

When I last posted, I was headed back from Ireland. I miss Dublin, but love being back in Key West. Of course, while I was gone the work of putting final touches on the inaugral Mystery Writers Key West Fest … Continue reading

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The Importance of Research

Michael Haskins I am am on way back to the States from Ireland today. I’ve been researching parts of Dublin and Kerries for my next book. I’d Googled and Google Earth the areas before I arrived in Ireland. I got … Continue reading

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Dissecting “To Beat the Devil” – Part 4 the Mexican Drug Cartels

Michael Haskins People have asked me about the Mexican part of To Beat the Devil. I spent most summers in the ‘70s, ‘80s & early ‘90s in Tijuana, Mexico, with road trips to La Paz, at the end of the … Continue reading

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Dissecting “To Beat the Devil” – Part 3

Michael Haskins The chase has gone from South Florida to Mexico as Mick Murphy and his friends are trying to find the location of Alexei, the Russian gang boss. The search takes them to Tampico, Mexico. Tampico is where Mick’s … Continue reading

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Dissecting “To Beat the Devil” – part two

By Michael Haskins All right, the overall premise of the book was done in my last blog. Now it’s time to deal with the opening of the book. “To Beat the Devil” opens differently than my other books, because it’s … Continue reading

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