Mike Harkins


Michael W. Harkins is a Northern California-based independent journalist who also consults on communications and media projects. He has just released his new book, Move to Fire, a ten year project documenting the true story of a defective gun, a $50,000,000 lawsuit, and a teenager's victory over a corrupt gun maker. His previous book, The Way to Communicate, a guide for developing enhanced personal communication skills, was released in 2010. His forty-year creative career has included work for and with a wide variety of clients, including Jackson Family Wines / Kendall-Jackson, Gatorade, USC Keck Medical Center, the American Red Cross, Thrice Fiction magazine, and NorthBay Biz magazine. His commentary has been featured on NPR's All Things Considered, and his early concert industry work included tours with Journey, Bruce Springsteen, and Michael Jackson.

He is a long-time volunteer hawkwatcher with the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory, he volunteers with the Wild Horse Sanctuary of Shingletown, California, and the American Red Cross, and is a former adult literacy tutor for Sonoma County

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Move To Fire - A Family's Tragedy, A Lone Attorney, And A Teenager's Victory Over A Corrupt Gunmaker
Price: $11.00 USD. Words: 92,140. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Liability
Ten years after a defective gun almost killed him, a teenager wins a stunning $24,000,000 product liability award against the country's most corrupt gunmaker. When the gunmaker files bankruptcy, then schemes to secretly regain control of it, the teen attempts to buy the company himself and stop it from making thousands more defective guns like the one that almost killed him.
The Way to Communicate
Price: $7.00 USD. Words: 34,240. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Confidence and self-esteem
By explaining how to understand and use shared life-experiences; develop and use greater awareness; and with an unprecedented collection of communication and presenting insights, readers follow a path that leads to establishing effective, personal communication connections with anyone. A book that provides an enduring foundation for how to interact with, speak and present to people effectively.

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