Read my story ‘Balawats portar’ / ‘The Gates of Balawat’ in SAMOVAR MAGAZINE

You can read my science fiction story 'The Gates of Balawat', originally 'Balawats portar', in the brand new issue of Samovar Magazine. Also in the issue: poetry by Salik Shah, a column by Rachel Cordasco, and fiction by Stamatis Stamatopoulos. (Next week, you will also be able to listen to the story read in both English… Continue reading Read my story ‘Balawats portar’ / ‘The Gates of Balawat’ in SAMOVAR MAGAZINE

Thanks to everyone who entered my Goodreads giveaway!

My Goodreads giveaway - for three paperback copies of 'Odin's Eye' (my collection of science fiction short stories) - has just concluded. Thank you so much to everyone who entered! 1,440 people entered the giveaway, and three people will be receiving a copy of the book in the mail very soon! I'm especially happy because… Continue reading Thanks to everyone who entered my Goodreads giveaway!

Goodreads giveaway for ODIN’S EYE

I'm running a Goodreads giveaway for my science fiction short story collection 'Odin's Eye' (published in 2015) right now! You can enter to win one of three paperback copies, from now until August 21st. Enter the Goodreads giveaway! Goodreads Book Giveaway Odin's Eye by Maria Haskins Giveaway ends August 21, 2017. See the giveaway details… Continue reading Goodreads giveaway for ODIN’S EYE

A musical collaboration of sorts…

This has to be one of the coolest and most unexpected things that has happened to me as a writer: Australian guitarist Graham Greene has written an amazing new tune - and it was inspired by my short story 'The Gates of Balawat' from my short story collection 'Odin's Eye'! You can read more about… Continue reading A musical collaboration of sorts…

I chat about poetry and short stories with Renee Scattergood

I'm featured on author Renee Scattergood's website right now (thank you so much, Renee!), talking about poetry, writing, and short stories: specifically my upcoming stories in anthologies by Inklings Press and The Mind's Eye Series! Find it here: Author Spotlight: Short Stories and Poetry Collections by Maria Haskins Also, check out Renee's books, like her Shadowstalker series!

A lovely review of LOST AND FOUND, by author Darcia Helle

Darcia Helle recently reviewed my short story LOST AND FOUND (from ODIN'S EYE) at her site 'A Word Please', and I love this review so much that I just have to share it. Just a small bit here: "Maria Haskins creates a fascinating premise, on an unknown planet, with mystery, suspense, adventure, and intrigue. I wanted to… Continue reading A lovely review of LOST AND FOUND, by author Darcia Helle

Maria Savva Recommends Maria Haskins

Huge thanks to Susan M. Toy for featuring ODIN’S EYE on her ‘Reading Recommendations’ website, and another huge thank you to writer Maria Savva for her wonderful words about the book! What a positive vibe to start off 2016!

Reading Recommendations

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Odin’s Eye
by Maria Haskins

Genre: Science Fiction/Literary Fiction

Imaginative, skillfully crafted short stories that will transport you through time to different worlds.

12027794_10153291811246464_9212678525409805684_nWhy I recommend this book: The stories are so well written. I’d recommend it even if you don’t usually read science fiction. It’s not a genre I would normally go out of my way to seek out, but I really enjoyed this book. These twelve stories will make you think about what could happen if science became so advanced that we were able to travel easily through time and space. The stories show a deep understanding of the human condition.

Links for people to buy the book:
Amazon UK
Amazon US

MariaGuest reviewer’s latest title or project: My new collection of short stories, Lost and Found, is almost ready for publication. I am having the cover designed by Aeternum Designs because I was so impressed by…

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Get a FREE short story from ODIN’S EYE!

It's almost December, which means it's almost my birthday, and almost Christmas. To celebrate, I'm giving away a free short story from ODIN'S EYE. The short story is 'Lost And Found', and right now the free version is live on Smashwords and it's also available from Amazon,  Apple iBooks, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble! Note Dec. 11, 2015: I'm having some… Continue reading Get a FREE short story from ODIN’S EYE!

My first book giveaway: enter to win a copy of ODIN’S EYE at Goodreads!

  Odin's Eye is now available in paperback, and to celebrate I am doing a giveaway at Goodreads! Three paperback copies of Odin's Eye are up for grabs, and you can enter in the usual Goodreads-fashion here. If you're not already a member of Goodreads, you can just sign up if you want to enter: it's… Continue reading My first book giveaway: enter to win a copy of ODIN’S EYE at Goodreads!

ODIN’S EYE – now available in paperback from Amazon & CreateSpace

Odin's Eye, my collection of science fiction short stories, is now available in paperback from selected Amazon outlets, and directly from CreateSpace. You can find all the purchase details in my Shop. Get Odin's Eye in paperback:       CreateSpace - Amazon Of course, Odin's Eye is still also available as an ebook:    … Continue reading ODIN’S EYE – now available in paperback from Amazon & CreateSpace

Odin’s Eye is now available in paperback

I just got the whole setup and proofing process done at CreateSpace, and Odin's Eye is now available in paperback in the CreateSpace store. In about a week, it will be available from other online retailers including Amazon! Lots more pomp and circumstance to come when it goes live on Amazon, but it is available… Continue reading Odin’s Eye is now available in paperback

This made my day: a 5-star review of ‘Odin’s Eye’

One of this writer's strengths is that she is able to describe something so succinctly and with such precision that everything she writes becomes a picture in the mind of the reader. Her stories show a deep understanding of the human condition. [ ------ ] All of the stories transported me to different times and… Continue reading This made my day: a 5-star review of ‘Odin’s Eye’

A brand new review of ODIN’S EYE

"Odin's Eye" by Maria Haskins is much more than a collection of science fiction short stories. Through astonishing imagery and great character development each story of "Odin's Eye" gives its own unique perspective on the human experience. There is so much depth in the portrayal of human frailty: Our delicate relationship with nature and the… Continue reading A brand new review of ODIN’S EYE

It’s always nice to see your name in print

I recently received my author's copy of Waiting For The Machines To Fall Asleep. This is the science fiction anthology featuring one of my short stories from Odin's Eye. Got to say, it's always a bit of thrill to see my name on the page like that! Might celebrate with an extra cup of tea… Continue reading It’s always nice to see your name in print

My short story in a new science fiction anthology!

My short story "Lost And Found" from Odin's Eye will be included in Waiting For The Machines To Fall Asleep, an anthology of science fiction from Sweden. I don't have a confirmed release date right now, but I'm so excited to be part of this with so many other great writers. UPDATED: I just received… Continue reading My short story in a new science fiction anthology!

Selfie with dog & an introduction

My name is Maria Haskins. As you might know from looking around this site, I’m a writer and translator, and my new ebook Odin’s Eye - a collection of science fiction short stories - is out right now. I’m working on a science fiction novel, and I blog about writing, translating, books, life, poetry and other… Continue reading Selfie with dog & an introduction

Odin’s Eye & Mimir’s Well

She leaned back, making the chair creak. “Our old friend the Guardian, also known as Mimir. The tech-rads must have dug deep into the myth-files to dredge up that name. A special case. An antique. One of the first AIs. - From the short story "Mimir's Well", in my book Odin's Eye Choosing a cover-image… Continue reading Odin’s Eye & Mimir’s Well