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Interview with Pete Morin, author of Diary of a Small Fish


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Tell us about Diary of a Small Fish
Diary of a Small Fish is about Paul Forte, an honest ex-politician who is accused of a crime he didn’t commit – a little golf with the wrong people. His indictment is so unusual, people question the motive of the prosecutor. When Paul discovers what it is, he has to expose the prosecutor before his own trial ends in a possible conviction.

What genre is it?
Diary of a Small Fish is a legal suspense novel without violence. It is also a love story.

What kind of readers will it appeal to?
It appeals to readers who are interested in legal suspense and political intrigue/corruption. George V. Higgins and John Grisham readers.

Complete this sentence for us: if you like___________, then you’ll love Diary of a Small Fish.
characters with emotion, smart dialogue and acerbic wit.

How would you like readers to feel as they read the last page of Diary of a Small Fish?
A deep sense of satisfaction that the good guys won.

Tell us a bit about yourself.
My hair is gray and my body aches more in the morning than it ever has. I spend most of my days writing legal arguments, and parts of the rest writing crime fiction. I spend some nights writing and some nights playing blues guitar in one of several eating and drinking establishments. I have had a lifelong obsession with the game of golf, I’m better than okay in the kitchen and not bad in the garden.

Do you have a website where readers can keep up with your work? How can we follow you on Twitter and/or Facebook?

What’s next?
When I finished Small Fish, I decided to leave Paul and Shannon alone for a while, so I wrote Law & Disorder, a story featuring Martin Bishop, a disgraced homicide detective, and his partner, Carl Moses. My agent has submitted that manuscript to publishers, so I’m in the waiting game. She liked it enough to insist that I leave Paul and Shannon alone a little longer, so I am writing a first sequel to Law & Disorder now, tentatively titled No Good Deed. Both stories pit Marty and Carl against a parade of unethical lawyers, dirty politicians and crooked cops.

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