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Pete Morin

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About this author

Pete Morin has been a trial attorney, a politician, a bureaucrat, a lobbyist, and now, a novelist.

Pete’s short fiction has appeared in NEEDLE, A Magazine of Noir, Words With Jam, 100 Stories for Haiti, and Words to Music. He published many of them in a collection titled Uneasy Living, available in ebook.

When he is not writing crime fiction or legal mumbo jumbo, Pete plays blues guitar in Boston bars, and on increasingly rare occasion, plays a round of golf. He lives in a money pit on the seacoast south of Boston, in an area once known as the Irish Riviera.

Pete is represented by Christine Witthohn of Book Cents Literary Agency.

Among the many invocationspiled upon the aspiring writer, “write what you know” is usually close to the top. Like most of them, this one can be overly interpreted to the absurd (in either direction); but in the main, I think it’s pretty good advice for Big Issues.

I know a lot about the law and courtrooms, politicians, elections and the legislative process. It excites me (I know, that’s sick) to...

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Diary of a Small Fish
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 118 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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Club Dues
4.67 of 5 stars 4.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Uneasy Living
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Tight Spots
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Buried Treasure
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Words to Music
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Full Irish
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Let us rejoice in our diversity of tastes, I say!
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" I recommend Tim Hallinan’s 1st of the Junior Bender trilogy, Crashed

This is a noir series featuring Junior Bender, a professional burglar in LA who is
" Here’s a guy who got a pretty good name doing it that way.

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"While governmental representatives have the right to represent the interests of their constituents, it becomes a crime when done for personal benefit. In other words, when is a game of golf not just a game of golf?

The protagonist, Paul Forte, spe..." Read more of this review »
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"This author is a dangerous man. First, he's an insider from Boston's legal community. Second, he can craft a story commensurate with said legal expertise. And third, his book will make you more ravenous than a mouth-watering episode of Diners, Dri..." Read more of this review »
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"It’s just a game of golf. A game of camaraderie that creates bonds that can last a lifetime. Right? Or is it really an evil tool used by some to bring about the destruction of our political system one hole at a time?
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“Remember, we all make our work available in a commercial transaction, the terms of which we, ourselves, dictate. If we give it away for free, that’s our decision, and there is no refuge in the lame defense, “what do you want for nothing?” The buyer does not waive his right to express his opinion."

[Thick Skin and Bad Reviews, Blog post, June 26, 2013]”
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“Only a few short years ago, the average stay-at-home mom spent her relaxation time reading Jackie Collins and staring at the pool boy. Now, half of them are outselling Jackie Collins writing porn about the pool boy.

The other half are writing reviews of them."

[Surviving in the Amazon Jungle – How authors and reviewers can co-exist in a hostile environment (and run to court if they don’t), Blog post, March 20, 2014]”
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message 1: by Cheri

Cheri Pete, you should make yourself an author page on Goodreads so I can be a fan!

message 2: by Pete

Pete Morin Hi Cheri - I've asked to "claim" it already, but they must suspect I'm a fraud. I think they're doing a background check.


My first fan! Ohhhhhhh!!!!!

message 3: by Pete

Pete Morin Awshucks

message 4: by Nenia

Nenia Campbell Thanks for the friend request! (:

And yeah, when OR makes you do something, you'd better do it. LOL. ;) /jk

message 5: by Jenny (last edited Jun 29, 2014 01:35PM)

Jenny Orelle Pete, love the hook at the beginning of your new novel (but I guess you've heard that one a bit.) ( :

message 6: by Pete

Pete Morin Hi Jenny,

Thanks - in the interest of full disclosure, that opening punch line (“but I never thought it was a federal crime") was a gift from someone else.

One of the great things about beta readers!

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