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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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From traveled path to plot

by Christine Kling The imagination is a a thing of wonder. As writers we laugh at the question, “Where do you get your ideas?” but really when you think about it, it is a bit like magic. Why does the … 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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The years melt away

by Christine Kling Having lived the life of a cruising sailor for many years, and later become a professional writer, I became a delinquent correspondent. It is perhaps easier for those people who live in the same place and work … Continue reading

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Living history

by Christine Kling I never liked history classes much. That’s a bit ironic now as I am writing this series of thrillers that are marbled through with rich veins of history. And in order to write them, I find myself … Continue reading

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Why do we call it research?

by Christine Kling You know what I mean? It seems as though the word research means to search all over again. So here I am on Day 4 in Malta where I have come to do research for the third … Continue reading

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Tick, tock

Me with Wayne and our friend Genna high atop Pic Paradis on St. Maarten in the Caribbean. by Christine Kling Okay, so I’ve blown my blog deadline again. I always try to get my blogs posted by 3:00 a.m. so … 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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Giving thanks

by Christine Kling The other day someone posted a comment under one of my Facebook photos. It went something like this – “I wish I could live your life for just one day.” I get it. really I do. You … Continue reading

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Culture Shock

by Christine Kling According to Wikipedia, culture shock can be defined as “the personal disorientation a person may feel when experiencing an unfamiliar way of life due to immigration or a visit to a new country, a move between social … Continue reading

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