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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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New Release Fish On! Arriving 02/28/2023

Available for Pre-Order in Paperback & Digital

New Release Liable Charity Arriving 07/01/2023

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New Release No Collar to Tank Top Arriving 07/01/2023

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2 weeks ago

I had a little time this morning, between quality checking the first third of the Fish On audiobook and a meeting with Kimberli Bindschatel to iron out some plot points on Liable Charity, so I started writing the first chapter of Seller's Market, which will be the first book in the Young Jesse McDermitt Tropical Leave Adventure Series.
Couldn't help myself. I already outlined the first few chapters.
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I had a little time this morning, between quality checking the first third of the Fish On audiobook and a meeting with Kimberli Bindschatel to iron out some plot points on Liable Charity, so I started writing the first chapter of Sellers Market, which will be the first book in the Young Jesse McDermitt Tropical Leave Adventure Series.
Couldnt help myself. I already outlined the first few chapters.

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What word processor are you using?

Write on!

First sentence, third paragraph. Sorry...old proofreader me.

how exciting- fish on

As Mike Pettit's former editor, we met you and your wife and daughter at Key West MysteryFest 2017. He was so jealous of you and your books. He's passed now so it doesn't hurt to tell you how he complimented you. CLC Editing. Cheryl Lynne Walker

👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

Yay,

I enjoy reading his Jesse McDermitt books. Very easy to read and hard to put down a book once started.

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2 weeks ago

I just finished listening to chapter 13 of Fish On, my upcoming audiobook, narrated as always, by the multi-talented Mr. Nick Sullivan.
Yes, I'm blatantly sucking up to him, because his own books are soon going to mean he cuts back even more on his narration.
For those who prefer to listen, I can already promise, only 1/3 through, that you're in for an awesome performance (no sucking up, just the truth) with this new project.
Fish On can be preordered at quite a few audiobook stores all around the world, including my own website, but not on Audible.
The retail release date is February 28, but there's a very good chance that newsletter subscribers will get earlier delivery of either the ebook or audiobook.
Big newsletter announcement coming Wednesday.
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I love his audio versions of the books he does

No sucking up needed, we all know how badass he is.

Do we get Frequent flier credit for buying everything you write plus all your cohorts- lucky I have others to read because your last no longer that 3-4 DAYas or should I say LONG NIGHTS- lol

Rock on, Wayne Stinnett

3 weeks ago

Okay, so this crazy idea has been fermenting in my head for a week now. Would it be nuts to start a new series?
I've already written down a few ideas and I think it'll be pretty cool. The first book would be set in August 1979, when Jesse and Rusty graduate boot camp and they go diving in the Keys, along with Billy Rainwater, who is about to start his senior year in high school.
The title's up in the air, but I really want to write these, maybe one a year. I already have the sub-title, A Young Jesse McDermitt Novel, and the series title, Tropical Liberty Adventure Series.
Another could be when our two buddies are in Okinawa and meet Russ Livingston and a toddler Deuce.
During twenty years in the Corps, Jesse could have taken twenty month-long leaves, and numerous three- and four-day liberties. Each leave could be a story on its own and recount his time in the Corps.
I wonder if any of my readers would be interested. Thoughts?
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Get going!

Absolutely! I would love to read them.

We would read them!!!

Would love to read about young Jesse and Rusty!

I’m interested. More so if Nick Sullivan is narrating

No! Do it! It's your writing we love most (the characters are a strong 2nd).

Would love to see a younger Jesse in action

I’m in….

Do it,,,

Love it

Put me down for a copy.

I like it!

Love the idea! Yes, please 😎🤩

I think it could be a great series

Keep them coming! I can read them faster than you can write them.

We love any of your writings and adding history to the characters we already know is a bonus!

I need more books to read and I enjoy yours…go for it!

Is there a book, after fish on?

Would definitely read any of those. Great idea.

Definitely!!!

I’m very interested!

I’m all in

I'd love that series!

He could also have been involved in many events. Beirut or Grenada. Others.

I would read them

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1 month ago

If you missed last night’s TalkWrite, here’s the “edited” version. The first nitro was too funny to cut.

youtu.be/1kUynZkqZ1g
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2 months ago

Home for a few days. I always take Christmas off, but I don’t plan to go anywhere until this Arctic cold moves out. Supposed to be 19* by morning.
I’ll be back in the office Monday morning to send the Fish On manuscript to my editor, but till then, I’m keeping my Florida ass warm.
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It’s cold down here, Wayne!

We hit a high of 7 degrees, figures that my 4 wheel drive would fail to engage when I needed it.

Stat warm and have a Very Merry Christmas...!!!🎄🎄🎄

Merry Christmas to you all.😎

Merry Christmas Wayne!!!!!

My AZ ass sure isn't warm in Pinellas County, FL this week

Reading Man Overboard for Christmas. Just finished Buck Reilly’s Purple Deceiver. I enjoy to the cross over character references. We’ve visited the Keys on family vacations since the ‘70s, most recently 2 yrs ago to Marathon,

Much better than here in Iowa with 50 mph wind gusts and -35 wind chill. Have a wonderful Christmas!

Waiting for book. Read ‘em all, some multiple times-helped old man not think about 3 cancers. Thnx for your writing!

Seven mile bridge night before we left.

5 degrees and 70 mile an hour winds in Buffalo with 0 visibility

Merry Christmas, hope you have a warm ass holiday!

Stay warm and have a very Merry Christmas with your families and A Happy New Year ☺️😇😊🥰

Florida won’t help. S’posed to be 29 in Hudson tonight.

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas.

10 degrees and droppings in New Jersey!

Better than the -32 we had in Montana, why did I not stay in Florida?

What would Jessie do to keep warm on his island during this cold snap? Merry Christmas 🎁

Stay safe out there.

Merry Christmas Wayne, all the best in 2023. Thanks for all the enjoyable adventures!

Merry Christmas to you and your family! 🎄It’s a sunny 7 with gale force winds here…we Yankees have have all the fun, all the time. Counting my blessings: Long Island is not Buffalo.

51 here in Key Largo. Merry Christmas to you, your family and your extended fan family.

currently 0 here in Indiana

I don't blame you. This Florida lady has no intention to leave my wood stove fire! Merry Christmas!

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2 months ago

Wow! Didn't see that ending coming.
Fish On! is now finished and moved into the editing process for the next seven weeks.
The eBook is available to preorder anywhere eBooks are sold and the paperback can be preordered on Amazon. The audiobook preorder will start around February 13, with the retail release of all three scheduled for February 28.
Subscribers to my newsletter may be able to read or listen to it up to two weeks prior to the retail release.
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Can't wait

People still can’t get enough of your books at our library Wayne! I had at least 30 people apologize for not attending because of the weather I truly appreciate you and Greta coming over I spite of the weather god bless and happy holidays to you and family

2 months ago

Cold and gray outside. Great day for writing.
I'm 68 words and 5 hours from my planned 60,000-word length and deadline. I think I'll make it, but it might take a hundred words.
Fish On!
Almost in the can!
#amwriting
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Cold and gray outside. Great day for writing. 
Im 68 words and 5 hours from my planned 60,000-word length and deadline. I think Ill make it, but it might take a hundred words.
Fish On! 
Almost in the can! 
#amwriting

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If you get stumped on words, let us know!!

Definitely a view and day Jesse would enjoy.

Almost done with Cast Off! Can’t wait for the next book

Fish on ❣️

Just finished Cast Off, so all up to date now following Nicholas Harvey introducing me to Jesse a couple of years ago

Perfect day for creative work- so excited thanks for sharing your progress.

HURRY 😂😂

Love your stories, keep wrting.

👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

Beautiful!

Read 'em as fast as they're released, always on pre-order..

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