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Mindy Haig

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I am a graduate of Rutgers University in New Brunswick New Jersey. I was born and raised in New Jersey so I am very much a city slicker. I moved to Florida to marry my sweetheart after college and marveled at how little there was to do and how much one had to drive to do it! But due to a job change and an abrupt move, we settled in Austin Texas where the mottos is 'Keep Austin Weird' and I try my best to uphold it!
I am the mother of 2 great kids and though writing has always been a pursuit I was interested in, being a Mommy got in the way for quite a few years. I decided I would give it a fair shake in 2009 and I haven't been able to quit since. I have 4 completed novels and I have 4 additional started novels plus 2 sequels all in various stages of gestation. I have a hard time stopping my ideas and when a seemingly great idea hits me - typically just as I am attempting to fall asleep - I am compelled to start an outline.
My 2 great talents are:
1. My remarkable ablilty to remember names - which has served me well.
2. My ability to remember lyrics from every song I ever heard in the 70's and 80's - which has not helped me in the slightest.
I have a quirky sense of humor and sometimes TV commercials crack me up.
I like the notion of things being 'meant to be' or somehow touched by the unexplainable. I also like the effect music has on one's state of mind and the memories a song can recall.

favourite books

Everything Christopher Moore has written, especially The Stupidest Angel.
Everything Douglas Adams, especially The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul
The Last Days of Summer by Steven Kluger
Zod Wallop by William Browning Spencer
Lunatics by Bradley Denton
Gun with Occasional Music by Johnathan Letham
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

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Hidden In The Pages

Mindy Haig

"It's a journal, Jantzen. If you write in it the person you are meant to love will write back," my Grandfather told me.


When his mother unexpectedly died just before Christmas, Jantzen Burke's world fell apart. He lost his father to his grief and the cold grandfather he never knew came to stay. Lonely and afraid Jantzen looked to his grandfather for some comfort, but instead of sympathy he was given a journal with a magical power; the power to find his perfect match.


A decade later, Jantzen's life is in status quo. His time is spent running the company his father signed over to him, finishing his education and maintaining an empty house. His only companion is the stranger who writes back to him in the journal, the person he's promised his heart to though he's never seen her face.


But one day an accidental meeting changes all he thought life had planned for him. Suddenly comfort wasn't enough. A decision had to be made. Would he break the promise he'd made and take a chance on love or was his fate tied to the words in the journal?

 

Glory

Mindy Haig

When the last son of the Glory of Heaven lost his father's attention to the first man of dirt, he vowed revenge. Paradise was lost.


Banished from his home, left to wander the mortal world until Judgment Day, Sammael has lived more lives than he cares to remember.

But he can't forget.

Haunted by his memories, he is drawn to places of turmoil, always looking for ways to hasten the day when the gates of Heaven opened and his father would allow him to return home.

Sammael's act of vengeance at the dawn of man destroyed a love that was meant to be and left his rival broken. What he didn't know was that the strength of that love left him vulnerable to losing his Glory forever.


In 1996 a chance meeting at an innocuous fundraiser renewed that ancient rivalry. Two men pursue the same woman, but with vastly different intentions. Each seek a sort of paradise to which she is the key. She must choose between a man who has the world at his fingertips and one who wears his heart on his sleeve. Can true love overcome a burning need for revenge?

 

The Wishing Place

Mindy Haig

“Then scream, Val. Go ahead! But don’t you wish you were never born or I will be left alone in the world missing you.”


The Wishing Place was magical. You went to sleep and you could be there, if it chose to take you. On those lucky nights you could do anything you wanted and have anything you could think to ask for. You could even see the future. But what if you had to wait 16 years for the vision to become reality?

Valerie Porter was a lonely little girl. Her world fell apart when Granny passed away and her parents' troubled marriage ended in a bitter divorce. Her only solace lay in Granny's fairy tales and the secret Granny shared with her alone - the secret of The Wishing Place.

Granny said what The Wishing Place showed was real. She promised Valerie that there was true love in the world waiting for her. Unfortunately, a promise wasn't much to hold on to when Valerie became an unwelcome stepchild.

One night, Valerie asked The Wishing Place to show her something special - something really important. What she got was an eight-year-old boy named Nickolas Rossi who was everything she could want in a friend. But was he just a dream or could he fulfill Granny's promise and make happily ever after a reality?

 

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I wrote 358 days ago

Hidden In The Pages is complete at 78000 words. I have only uploaded a portion of the book, but if you are interested in reading more, just message me! Thanks! view book

I wrote 399 days ago

Hi Marnie, I read your first 6 uploaded chapters. I love your premise, I love the writing. I thought the pace might be a bit slow, it fits the story, but there is a long time between Ian sightings, and a lot of back story. Oddly, Claire's name is mentioned just once, at the end of the prologue,... view book

I wrote 411 days ago

Hi DS, Sorry it has taken me so long to get my comments up! I read your first 4 chapters. I have a son who is 11, so it was very easy to relate to Jessup. His feelings and rationalization were spot on for the age. I was confused about Chris's dog - his presence in the room made me think they we... view book

I wrote 411 days ago

Hi NautaV, Sorry this has taken me so long! I read your first 4 chapters this morning. I loved the story. I loved the characters and the sense of fate at hand. I loved the idea of Victor chasing his dream (ok, slight offense at 43 being old! Ha!) The one thing I noticed, and it is particula... view book

I wrote 423 days ago

Hi Mel, I read all of Nightfall today. I enjoyed it very much! The very ending in the Afterword was what I feared was going to happen given the culmination of the story. I am eager to know what Xavier dreamt. There were typos, and some places where you used lied in place of lay or laid. I thou... view book

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