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Michael H. Rubin has conquered many worlds. Professional jazz musician in the New Orleans French Quarter, radio and television announcer, nationally known speaker and humorist, and now author of the award-winning thriller, The Cottoncrest Curse and of the legal thriller, Cashed Out.

Awards
At the American Library Association's annual meeting in 2015 in San Francisco it was announced that The Cottoncrest Curse had won the IndieFab Book of the Year Gold Award as the top thriller and suspense novel published by a university or independent press in 2015.

What others are saying about The Cottoncrest Curse:

“Rubin’s gripping debut mystery depicts the bitter racial divides of post-Reconstruction South and its continuing legacy.”
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Michael H. Rubin Legal training helps one analyze complex matters and organize them in a coherent manner. That's invaluable for any novelist. But, lawyers who are nove…moreLegal training helps one analyze complex matters and organize them in a coherent manner. That's invaluable for any novelist. But, lawyers who are novelists must "unlearn" what is called "good legal writing," which usually means writing using lots of legal terms and jargon.

Lawyer/novelists must write clearly, succinctly, and in ways that draw the reader in. "The Cottoncrest Curse" is a legal thriller, and my legal training was invaluable in understanding and setting forth some of the legal issues that drive the story, which this month's Chicago CBA Record's review describes as a "page-turning thriller."

It is very gratifying to write a legal thriller that others enjoy, and I'm pleased that Publishers Weekly calls "The Cottoncrest Curse" a "gripping debut mystery.(less)
Michael H. Rubin The best advice I’ve ever received is the one all fledging writers get but find hard to put into practice – show, don’t tell. A novel isn’t a textbook…moreThe best advice I’ve ever received is the one all fledging writers get but find hard to put into practice – show, don’t tell. A novel isn’t a textbook. A novel isn’t a history lesson. A novel isn’t a rushed outline. A novel shouldn’t be dry and pedantic. A novel should be so compelling that readers feel as if they are completely “in” the story, not outside of it.
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The Cottoncrest Curse

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The history behind the mystery

At 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 11 at the Baton Rouge Main Library on Goodwood Boulevard I'll be giving a fast-paced, multimedia presentation on the history behind the mystery of "The Cottoncrest Curse," the winner of the IndieFab Gold Award as the best thriller and suspense novel published by a university or independent press in 2015.

400 years of history in 20 minutes!

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Published on August 09, 2015 12:45 Tags: historical-thriller, mystery, suspense

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