Mike Baldwin

Biography

A former sportswriter, Mike Baldwin has transitioned to becoming a full-time novelist who specialists in mysteries that feature female lead characters; classic whodunits that appeal to mystery fans of all ages and gender
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Mike's niche is fast-paced stories about dynamic female lead characters involved in plots packed with twists and turns, capped by surprise endings. Sprinkling in humor, Mike injects thought-provoking elements to introduce readers to new experiences while they’re being entertained by a fun story.

His favorite author is John Grisham because of his unique storytelling skills. Mike enjoys a well-written mystery whether it’s a page-turning novel or TV shows like Law & Order, Monk, Cold Case and Major Crimes. His favorite current series is “Suits,” simply because of the crisp, engaging dialogue. Mike’s only pet peeve is he believes many quality TV shows and commercials feature outstanding writing that rarely gets the attention it deserves.

During his newspaper career at The Oklahoman, the Oklahoma City paper, Mike covered Super Bowls and Final Fours, interviewed countless Hall of Fame athletes and coaches and was blessed his career allowed him to see the country. He attended games in 80 of the 90 NFL stadiums, NBA arenas and Major League Baseball stadiums, plus visited more than fifty college campuses.

The highlight of his career was when he wrote daily stories as a beat writer covering the Dallas Cowboys. For seven years, Mike covered owner Jerry Jones’ team during the Barry Switzer era when the Cowboys were led by future NFL Hall of Famers Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith, Michael Irvin and Deion Sanders.

An avid golfer, Mike was humbled and honored last year when he was inducted into the Oklahoma Christian University Sports Hall of Fame (class of 2015).

Smashwords Interview

What should be the main reason someone buys DREAM KILLER?
“Dream Killer is your classic whodunit with numerous twists and turns, a fast-paced story packed with entertaining characters, but it's capped by a surprise ending you will never forget."
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Work on my current project (novel), play some golf, get involved with some of the charities that I support.
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Where to find Mike Baldwin online


Books

Dream Killer
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,190. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
To fulfill her friend’s dream, legendary sports agent Veronica Townsend has constructed a kids’ summer camp on the Kansas farm where baseball hero John Jensen was raised. Camp Dream Catcher, though, is in danger of shutting down after a lifeguard is murdered. With cancellations pouring in, Veronica must solve the mystery in a desperate attempt to keep the camp open.
Smashed Tater
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,470. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The FBI’s theory is Major League Baseball home run champion John Jensen possibly committed suicide on the family farm in Burlington, Kansas, but Veronica Townsend, his sports agent, uncovers an inside tip that suggests John may have been murdered.

Mike Baldwin's tag cloud

baseball    cozy    kansas    murder mysery    mystery    sports    suspense    turns    twists    whodunit