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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.

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Hal Spacejock

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Hal Spacejock 2: Second Course

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Hal Spacejock 3: Just Desserts

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No Free Lunch (Hal Spacejoc...

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Loss Leader

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Hal Spacejock 5: Baker's Dough

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Hal Spacejock 6: Safe Art

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Hal Junior: The Secret Signal

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Hal Spacejock 7: Big Bang

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Framed (Hal Spacejock #4.1)

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Okay, so it's been a while. It's been a LONG while, and I'm sorry about that. Writing is a passion, true, but if you write too much, or spend all your life writing and editing, it can become a grind.

However, after a decent break the words have started flowing. The first few chapters are done, and I have a pretty good idea where everything is going.

I'm not ready to nail down a release date, and... Read more of this blog post »
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“He noticed Sandys wide-eyed expression as she took in the flight deck, but there was no time to explain what all the controls were for. That, plus he didn't know what ask the controls were for. 'what are ask these controls for?' asked Sandy.
'no time to explain' said Hal quickly.”
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“Freighter pilot Hal Spacejock has a life to die for: His very own cargo ship, a witty and intelligent flight computer ... and a debt so big it makes the GFC look like a rounding error. Hal's an upright sort of guy, and he won't take jobs from gun runners, drug smugglers or politicians. On the other hand, the finance company's brutal enforcer is on his doorstep, and Hal has barely twenty-four hours to pay him off. Miss the deadline and he - and his ship - will go under. Way, way, under.”
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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.
Blessings CJ
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Shelagh Hi Simon,

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


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