Author Archives: Michael Haskins

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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Fiction can excite you – while the truth may scare you

www.michaelhaskins.net I’ve had a few discussions with people, some friends and others that showed up at the Smokin’ Tuna Saloon on Friday for happy hour because they read my books and know I’ll be there. The discussions are about To … Continue reading

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HELP!

michaelhaskins.net As the two or three readers of my bi-monthly contribution to this blog know, I am busy working on my next Mick Murphy Key West Mystery. I finally came with a name, tentatively, anyway, “NOBODY WINS.” You’ll have to … Continue reading

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Ideas come like the rabbit pulled from the hat . . .

www.michaelhaskins.net It has to be one of the most asked question of writers: Where do you get your ideas? I think most of us have a stock answer for when we’re at a party, or saloon. I usually say, “From … Continue reading

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Good-bye/Hello

www.michaelhaskins.net What do you expect me to write on New Year’s Eve? Come on, it’s gotta be a list of my promises to myself on what I will do better than I did in 2013. Of course, these lists any … Continue reading

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Key West Writers Bloc Book Signing

Here are some photos from the Dec. 7, Key West Writers Bloc book signing at the Smokin’ Tuna Saloon, in Key West. Thirty-four writers and more than 200 people walked by in the three hours of the signing. Charlie Bauer, … Continue reading

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A Sliver Lining

www.michaelhaskins.net This Saturday, Dec. 7, we are having a group book signing in Key West, with authors from all genres. Some authors are coming from South Florida to participate and some are local Key West and Florida Keys authors. I … Continue reading

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