The Passing Of Maria

The Passing Of Maria

For Maria For those who have read my book Louis, you will recall one of the main characters, Medeia. In reality, she was a wonderful, courageous and charming woman, whose real name was Maria. She was the wife of Louis and her passing at the age of ninety-nine now closes the final chapter on her life and that of Louis. Louis was a spy and man of many secrets, and to her last day, Maria kept those secrets safe. Although her role in the book differs slightly to her real life, many aspects were true. She was born in Greece and met Louis in Africa. While still a mystery as to how

A Man For All Wars

I seem to have become addicted to videos lately. Well, rest assured, they take so long to create, I think I have reached my limit and will happily return to pen pushing now. In the meantime however, take a sip of your coffee, relax and have a little taste of Louis. A rather remarkable gentleman.

The Secrets Behind A Story

Louis by Derek Haines

Whenever a writer sits down to write a book it is natural that part of the writer’s life and experience becomes blended within the story. My recently published book ‘Louis’ is a classic case of my own reality becoming fiction. In the book, only one character’s name is real. That is my old friend, Louis Robinson. The most amazing person I have ever met in my life. In fairness to the other characters I had to change the names, relationships and lives as many are either still alive, or their children are, and I wanted to maintain their anonymity. There were many mysteries that died with Louis in 1972, but

Breaking News – LOUIS released today.

Louis by Derek Haines

Ahead of schedule by a day or two, my new book, Louis has been released and is now available in paperback and Kindle versions. After forty years of wanting to tell this story, a day or two probably doesn’t matter, but I am so pleased it is finally out there. Some of you may know a little about this book already, but for those who may not, it is a fictional work based on the life of a friend I had when I was young. He was an amazing man who fascinated me as a young boy living in a small country town. In fact, he was a spy. A