Monthly Archives: October 2011

Book launch set for ‘Breaking Point’

"Breaking Point," the sequel to 2010's "Crashers"

The book launch for “Breaking Point”, the sequel to ‘Crashers’ on Saturday, November 12.  We’re starting off with a reading at Annie Bloom’s Book Store at 5:30 p.m. and then walking down to the Lucky Lab in Multnomah Village at 6:30. The meal service for this flight is pizza and the indie/pop band is BUDGET AIRLINE! The bar is no-host. Parking is available on the street or in the lot behind the Multnomah Arts Center, 7588 SW Capitol Highway.

Please RSVP to let us know if you’re able to attend and also to reserve a book. Copies of the hardcover for Breaking Point and paperback copies of Crashers will be for sale at Annie Bloom’s AND at the Lucky Lab.

Awesome fan letter

I received one of the all-time nicest e-mails from a reader today. It reads:

“Just finished Crashers, and I’m sure you hear this a lot, but the book was fantastic. I couldn’t put it down. Can’t wait to read Breaking Point.

“THANK YOU for sharing your gift with us, and for letting us be able to immerse ourselves in a great story and get away from life for a little while, even if just for bits of time.

And the best books? Are ones where I get to learn something and be entertained at the same time. It’s like getting a two-fer. :o)

— Kim”

Wow … just, y’know…wow.


Community Newspapers

Annie’s ad

Click the link above to see the ad that is running in the Southwest Community Connection newspaper! Very cool!



Booklist on ‘Breaking Point’ — a ‘nonstop thriller’

Booklist gives “Breaking Point” a starred review!:  “Haynes delivers another nonstop thriller,” they say, calling it, “A top-notch, tension-packed technothriller.”

Booklist starts off by identifying me as Haynes, Dana (Author)

I’m heading to a coffee shop, wherein I shall introduce myself as “Haynes, Dana (Author).” I think I’ll say it as one word. “Hi. HaynesDanaAuthor. Coffee, black, please.”

Hell, it’s good enough for Booklist…!

Is Cruise right choice for Reacher?

The Hollywood media has been reporting for some months now that Tom Cruise has signed on to portray retired military policeman turned crime-fighting drifter Jack Reacher in the action film ‘One Shot.’

The movie, which will be based on Lee Child’s Jack Reacher novel series, will follow the character as he investigates a suspected sniper who shot five seemingly innocent victims.

One Shot’ will be written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie.

So: If you’re a fan of Lee Child’s excellent series of novels, where do you stand on the casting of Tom Cruise to play the 6-foot-5 Jack Reacher?

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