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Wayne Stinnett

Is an American 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 on one of the Sea Islands of South Carolina’s Lowcountry, not far from Parris Island, 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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1 week ago

The End
For the second time in as many weeks.
Since April, when I finished Steady As She Goes, I decided to do something I'd tried to do once several years ago but didn't succeed at. I wrote two books at the same time.
Now that All Ahead Full is finished, it will go into the publishing process right behind Lost Charity, which went to my editor this past Monday. They'll come out of editing two weeks apart, but that will tighten up as both books move through proofreading, audiobook narrating, and formatting.
Lost Charity is scheduled for release on Cyber Monday, November 29, and All Ahead Full will be released on December 6, one week later. Both are currently on preorder on Amazon.
During this next week, All Ahead Full will get fleshed out a little by me and my team of experts in many fields, as we pore over the manuscript to find all those pesky plot holes.
Once these two books are released, I'll be taking the rest of December off and won't start the next book until the first of the year. Man Overboard is scheduled for release on June 1, 2022 and Right Full Rudder on November 1, 2022. Going forward, I will only be writing two books a year, instead of the customary three. Well, I might sneak another Charity book in, now that I know I can do it, if given the time.
This will allow me to devote more time to my business, Down Island Press, which will soon be accepting submissions from other authors. I've partnered with Samantha Williams of Aurora Publicity in this new, grass-roots startup. She's also dreamed of opening a publishing company, and we've put together an exceptional team of professionals. I'll be announcing more about this very soon.
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The End
For the second time in as many weeks.
Since April, when I finished Steady As She Goes, I decided to do something Id tried to do once several years ago but didnt succeed at. I wrote two books at the same time. 
Now that All Ahead Full is finished, it will go into the publishing process right behind Lost Charity, which went to my editor this past Monday. Theyll come out of editing two weeks apart, but that will tighten up as both books move through proofreading, audiobook narrating, and formatting.
Lost Charity is scheduled for release on Cyber Monday, November 29, and All Ahead Full will be released on December 6, one week later. Both are currently on preorder on Amazon.
During this next week, All Ahead Full will get fleshed out a little by me and my team of experts in many fields, as we pore over the manuscript to find all those pesky plot holes.
Once these two books are released, Ill be taking the rest of December off and wont start the next book until the first of the year. Man Overboard is scheduled for release on June 1, 2022 and Right Full Rudder on November 1, 2022. Going forward, I will only be writing two books a year, instead of the customary three. Well, I might sneak another Charity book in, now that I know I can do it, if given the time.
This will allow me to devote more time to my business, Down Island Press, which will soon be accepting submissions from other authors. Ive partnered with Samantha Williams of Aurora Publicity in this new, grass-roots startup. Shes also dreamed of opening a publishing company, and weve put together an exceptional team of professionals. Ill be announcing more about this very soon.

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Can’t wait! Thank you for the heads up. We love you and your stories. Rest well!!🦩🌴😎🎉

Can you be bribed for the third book? Think you need a warning label on your books!!! May be habit forming and addicting by reading- like Chinese food! Leaves you craving more so soon! 😳😳😳😃😃😃😎😎😎

2 weeks ago

In case you missed it last night, or left before we actually got things working, here's last night's Talk Write episode. Due to technical problems that may or may not have been caused by the Facebook outage, we were about six minutes late in starting. Thanks to all the patient viewers who hung around. ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

I had a great time at the annual Novelists, Inc (NINC) conference last week. As always, the Gulf Coast sunsets didn't disappoint. I had no writing scheduled, but spent the week talking with other authors, attending informative sessions, and relaxing on the beach with my wife and our youngest daughter.
This week, I'm happy to be back in my writing recliner putting the finishing touches on Lost Charity, which will go to my editor on Monday.
So, how did you spend the week?
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I had a great time at the annual Novelists, Inc (NINC) conference last week. As always, the Gulf Coast sunsets didnt disappoint. I had no writing scheduled, but spent the week talking with other authors, attending informative sessions, and relaxing on the beach with my wife and our youngest daughter.
This week, Im happy to be back in my writing recliner putting the finishing touches on Lost Charity, which will go to my editor on Monday.
So, how did you spend the week?

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Reading your Jesse McDermott series books 😁❤

Dawn Lee McKenna died

Sunbathing in Croatia, reading Steady as She Goes.

Waiting for your next book!

4 weeks ago

Meet the real Bud Ferguson, USMC, about 1955, and his son, Mark Ferguson. Thanks for letting me use your dad, Mark! ... See MoreSee Less

Meet the real Bud Ferguson, USMC, about 1955, and his son, Mark Ferguson. Thanks for letting me use your dad, Mark!Image attachment
4 weeks ago

The End

Nothing like a deadline to dig those words out of my head. I wrote over 3500 words today, when I'd only planned 1000, to finish Lost Charity. Hell of a plot twist at the end which I never saw coming.

We're leaving Sunday to go to the NINC (Novelists, Inc) conference in St. Pete Beach, FL and when we get back, I'll have two weeks to write the last two chapters of All Ahead Full.

Write two books at once? Piece of cake. But I don't think I'll be doing it again any time soon.
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The End

Nothing like a deadline to dig those words out of my head. I wrote over 3500 words today, when Id only planned 1000, to finish Lost Charity. Hell of a plot twist at the end which I never saw coming.

Were leaving Sunday to go to the NINC (Novelists, Inc) conference in St. Pete Beach, FL and when we get back, Ill have two weeks to write the last two chapters of All Ahead Full. 

Write two books at once? Piece of cake. But I dont think Ill be doing it again any time soon.

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Thanks for doing the double books Wayne!

So thankful for your dedication to your writing. I have read read every book you've written so far. And of course if given the chance I've put pre-orders in for new books as they become available. Looking forward to both of them.

I actually started Lost Charity in April, while finishing up Steady As She Goes. I didn't start All Ahead Full until June, working on the Charity book in my free time, timing them so I could send each to my editor two weeks apart. It was fun. I'd work on one book in the morning, then do a bunch of business and data recording, then work on the other in the afternoon. I did have to give up a couple of days off last week, to stay on schedule, though.

I’m reading Steady As She Goes now. Ready to put the next ones in my cart!

I’m really looking forward to this one.

That’s so funny that you the writer gets freaks out. Can’t wait- devoured you last book in 3 nights- sleepiness nights- bring it on👍👍👍

Awesome….

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4 weeks ago

Annnnd, since I've been working on more than one book at a time since last November, the next Jesse book, All Ahead Full, only needs a couple of weeks of work after I get back from a writer's conference in Florida week after next.
Lost Charity will be released on November 29.
All Ahead Full will be released a week later, on December 6.
Both are on preorder on Amazon.
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Annnnd, since Ive been working on more than one book at a time since last November, the next Jesse book, All Ahead Full, only needs a couple of weeks of work after I get back from a writers conference in Florida week after next.
Lost Charity will be released on November 29.
All Ahead Full will be released a week later, on December 6.
Both are on preorder on Amazon.

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Great news. Love your books and devour them!

Christmas comes early this year! <3

I will be there that. Weekend hanging out with Boyd Craven and a few others, I hope to get a chance to meet you Wayne

I've just started fallen honor...loving this series...binge reading😁

4 weeks ago

Tomorrow, I'll write the last 1,400 words or so, and Lost Charity will be off to the editing team. ... See MoreSee Less

Tomorrow, Ill write the last 1,400 words or so, and Lost Charity will be off to the editing team.
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