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Wayne Stinnett

Is a USA Today Bestselling novelist and a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Between those careers, he’s worked as a deckhand, commercial fisherman, divemaster, taxi driver, construction manager, and truck driver, among many other things. He lives in the South Carolina Lowcountry with his wife and their youngest daughter. They also have three grown children, four grandchildren, a Carolina dog, and a whole flock of parakeets. He grew up in Melbourne, Florida and has also lived in the Florida Keys, the Bahamas, and Cozumel, Mexico.

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Whoa!
You'll never guess who just showed up in Apalach Affair, as I was writing today.
I'll give you a hint. He has a goose and traded Jesse his mallard for some work.
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“His” mallard?!

Buck?

NICE!

Buck? 🤭

Well I preordered Apalach Affair from the ships store today. Hope it’s a best seller before it is released. I throughly enjoy all your books and my signed copies. Godspeed Wayne Stinnett

I love when my favorite authors collaborate!

Love it! Two of my favorites together.

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The Bad Blood audiobook is available for preorder on Amazon, Audible, and my online Ship's Store. The release date for my store is Monday. And the retail release is June 1. ... See MoreSee Less

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Being old and a relative techno neophyte the only reason I haven't ordered my books from the ship store is I don't then know how to get them into my Kindle app rather than Book Funnel, which I haven't figured out... can someone please HELP!?

Book funnel sends to your kindle

If we order from your store, do we have to have Audible for the audiobook

Hi there! How do we get your books in our local library? I’m. Huge fan and would love to share your work!

I've reached my favorite part of storytelling now.
I know just about everything that's going to happen through the last several chapters of Apalach Affair and my output will start climbing.

I've reached my word count goal for the week and we're going to a concert tomorrow night, but I'll probably pad the final word count for the week when we get back from Charleston.

Next week, I'll start writing the closing scenes of Apalach Affair, and then finish the manuscript by the first week of June. Then it'll be three months of editing, rewriting, proofing, rewriting, recording, rewriting, and formatting.

But by then, it'll be mostly out of my hands and I'll be working on Dominica Blue. I'm not scheduled to start that one until June 17, but already have the first chapter finished.
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Ive reached my favorite part of storytelling now. 
I know just about everything thats going to happen through the last several chapters of Apalach Affair and my output will start climbing.

Ive reached my word count goal for the week and were going to a concert tomorrow night, but Ill probably pad the final word count for the week when we get back from Charleston.

Next week, Ill start writing the closing scenes of Apalach Affair, and then finish the manuscript by the first week of June. Then itll be three months of editing, rewriting, proofing, rewriting, recording, rewriting, and formatting. 

But by then, itll be mostly out of my hands and Ill be working on Dominica Blue. Im not scheduled to start that one until June 17, but already have the first chapter finished.

I just confirmed dates with my editor for solo books three and four this year. I haven't written more than three solo projects in a year since 2015.
And, I'm finding myself having to dial it back so as not to get to far ahead of schedule. Apalach Affair is now 68% through the first draft, which is actually drafts one, two, and three combined. I've even found time to do some setting research for book 28, Dominica Blue, and start the first chapter.
Apalach Affair is available for preorder on Amazon and in my online Ship's Store.
Oh yeah, Bad Blood, the second young Jesse book is 100% complete, uploaded, and ready for release. The Ship's Store will send out ebook and audiobook preorders next Monday, 5/20, and the Amazon release in Kindle Unlimited will be Saturday, June 1.
Don't wait. Hit the Ship's Store and get it early and for $2 off the retail price.
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I can't wait for the new books!

Great News! Thank you for all of the hard work!

Question, from a 62 year old not totally computer savvy. If I buy an Audio book from the ships store I am not sure how to listen. Right now I use Audible and Chirp. I want to do what is best for you (and other Authors) as far a what you put in your pocket. Just not certain how to listen....

Spent about an hour on a video call with my artist, and we've added all the elements together and added color.
This is still in draft stage and the finished product will have sharper lines and colors. But very soon, we'll have our first new T-shirt design in years.
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Spent about an hour on a video call with my artist, and weve added all the elements together and added color.
This is still in draft stage and the finished product will have sharper lines and colors. But very soon, well have our first new T-shirt design in years.

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Love it... tank top for women please

Looks great

I will definitely want one of these T-shirts. I love it!!! B

Want one when available

Love Taranis

Just like I imagined.wow.

Funny I didn't envision the plane being red

Can’t wait.

Hello Wayne! I keep getting messages from a different like page on Facebook that is claiming to be "yours". I just wanted you to know.

I hope we can order t-shirt from this site. I love it!

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If you missed last night's livestream of TalkWrite, here's the recorded episode, with Cap Daniels and his friend Logan Ryles joining us for the season five opener.
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Live in five!
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Join us tonight at 6:30 Eastern for the kickoff of Season Five on TalkWrite!
Wow, it's been five years. And every year since the first episode, we've had Cap Daniels as our guest. And as he did two years ago, he'll be joining us in person. He plans to takeoff from his home in Alabama at around 2:00, and land at the local airfield around 4:00.
In case you forget, go to my YouTube channel now and subscribe, then click on the bell and Get All Notifications, and you'll get an email reminder and a link about five minutes before we go live. You can even comment and ask questions live, in the chat box.
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Apalach Affair is available for preorder!

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Got my copy ordered!

done and waiting

Looking forward to it.

Apalach Affair, the 28th novel in the Jesse McDermitt Caribbean Adventure Series, will go on preorder on Wednesday, 5/1.
Several of Dawn McKenna's "Forgotten Coast" characters will be featured in this story, and her daughter, Kat, Dawn's cousin, Debbie, and I have had fun digging into her books for character clues, and early last month, I vacationed there with my family.
The first three days of the Apalach Affair preorder will be priced at more than half off on Amazon, and the Ship's Store price will be one dollar less than that. But only for the first three days of preorder, and newsletter subscribers will get the only notification, early on the 1st.
Ship's Store preorders will be delivered at least one week before Amazon's release date of June 1. The audiobook could be available in the Ship's Store as early as next week, and again, only newsletter subscribers will be notified.
My E-store has now surpassed 1,500 eBook sales and 2,000 audiobook sales with only three problems with delivery.
Thanks everyone, for trying it out.
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Apalach Affair, the 28th novel in the Jesse McDermitt Caribbean Adventure Series, will go on preorder on Wednesday, 5/1.
Several of Dawn McKennas Forgotten Coast characters will be featured in this story, and her daughter, Kat, Dawns cousin, Debbie, and I have had fun digging into her books for character clues, and early last month, I vacationed there with my family.
The first three days of the Apalach Affair preorder will be priced at more than half off on Amazon, and the Ships Store price will be one dollar less than that. But only for the first three days of preorder, and newsletter subscribers will get the only notification, early on the 1st.
Ships Store preorders will be delivered at least one week before Amazons release date of June 1. The audiobook could be available in the Ships Store as early as next week, and again, only newsletter subscribers will be notified.
My E-store has now surpassed 1,500 eBook sales and 2,000 audiobook sales with only three problems with delivery. 
Thanks everyone, for trying it out.

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Impatiently waiting🫣

Loved Dawn’s books, so happy you are including her characters!

Can't wait

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