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Pete Morin

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Born
in Boston, The United States
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March 2011


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

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.

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One day in 1956, Senator Saltonstall asked Brad Morse to get him some information from the Department of the Navy. Morse called Llewelyn Evans, the Navy‘s general counsel, and Evans put him in touch with a young lawyer on his staff. Morse later told Morin, “this guy was the brightest kid I ever talked to in the services. He had all the answers, came over to my office, told me exactly what I nee...

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" I just finished Black Out, by Lisa Unger.

Not quite sure how I feel about it yet. The writing is quite superb, but there is a tad too much description
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" I just finished Black Out by Lisa Unger, who I had never read before.

This was an intriguing novel, and Unger is an excellent writer, although she does
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It's got great reviews here on GR and a 5 star rating on Amazon, so maybe you'll be spared?"


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" FWIW, I have never heard from a single author who did not make money on his BB promotion. Yes, it is a lot of money to lay out, but there is virtually ...more "
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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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“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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This book is one that I've owned since I pretty much got my first Kobo eReader, which was a while ago. I don't actually remember why I bought it but I'm certainly not complaining about it. This novel, while a law based fiction has a lot of heart,..." Read more of this review »
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“Beware of a client who's suing on principle and paying by the hour. He rarely gets his money's worth.”
Pete Morin, Diary of a Small Fish

“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]”
Pete Morin

“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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“Beware of a client who's suing on principle and paying by the hour. He rarely gets his money's worth.”
Pete Morin, Diary of a Small Fish

“So many books, so little time.”
Frank Zappa

“Elmore Leonard's Ten Rules of Writing

1. Never open a book with weather.
2. Avoid prologues.
3. Never use a verb other than "said" to carry dialogue.
4. Never use an adverb to modify the verb "said”…he admonished gravely.
5. Keep your exclamation points under control. You are allowed no more than two or three per 100,000 words of prose.
6. Never use the words "suddenly" or "all hell broke loose."
7. Use regional dialect, patois, sparingly.
8. Avoid detailed descriptions of characters.
9. Don't go into great detail describing places and things.
10. Try to leave out the part that readers tend to skip.

My most important rule is one that sums up the 10.

If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it.”
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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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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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