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Simon Haynes

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Simon Haynes is the author of the Hal Spacejock and Hal Junior series. He divides his time between writing fiction and computer software, with the occasional bike ride thrown in for a laugh.

Born in the UK and raised in the south of Spain, Simon emigrated to Australia with his family in 1983. He lives in Perth with his wife and two children.


I'm writing and releasing Hal Spacejock 7 in ten installments of roughly 7000 words (4 chapters) each.

Parts 1-5 (the first half of the book) are already available on Amazon and Kobo.

When part ten is published I'll release the entire thing as a single novel, as per Hal Spacejock books 1-6.

There are several reasons why I'm writing and releasing Hal 7 in parts, but these are the major ones:

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Hal Spacejock
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Hal Spacejock 2: Second Course
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 91 ratings — published 2006 — 6 editions
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Hal Spacejock 3: Just Desserts
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Hal Spacejock 4: No Free Lunch
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Hal Spacejock 5: Baker's Dough
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Loss Leader
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Hal Junior: The Secret Signal
4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
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Hal Spacejock 6: Safe Art
4.57 of 5 stars 4.57 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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Hal Spacejock: Framed
4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 2012
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Simon I'm writing and releasing Hal 7 in ten installments, and parts 1-5 (the first half of the book) are already available on Amazon and Kobo.

When part ten is published I'll release the entire thing as a single novel, as per Hal Spacejock 1-6.


Christine Hi Simmon, stopped by to see what's new on your page. Have a great week.
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Shelagh Hi Simon,

I see you are a prolific reader as well as a writer!


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