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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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1 week ago

Three weeks after its release, Cast Off still holds the #1 position in Sea Adventures on Amazon. No easy task these days with all the talented Tropical Authors releasing new works at an average of about five new titles every month.
Only available on Amazon for the next 11 weeks, then it will be removed from Kindle Unlimited's exclusivity contract and be available everywhere ebooks are sold.
Check my website for the stores selling my audiobooks at the best prices. I'll give you a hint. It's not Audible. Some stores sell some of them for less than half the cost of Audible's monthly credit.
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Three weeks after its release, Cast Off still holds the #1 position in Sea Adventures on Amazon. No easy task these days with all the talented Tropical Authors releasing new works at an average of about five new titles every month.
Only available on Amazon for the next 11 weeks, then it will be removed from Kindle Unlimiteds exclusivity contract and be available everywhere ebooks are sold.
Check my website for the stores selling my audiobooks at the best prices. Ill give you a hint. Its not Audible. Some stores sell some of them for less than half the cost of Audibles monthly credit.

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Another great read!

I read it soon as I got it and just finished Voodou Child last nite.. Talk about leaving me hanging!! That ending!! I hope there's another Jerry/DJ story in the works.. Have a nice Thanksgiving..

Still miss the ease of grabbing them on audible

Glad to hear it.

Ha! Thanks so much for the heads up! Got it. I enjoy your books so much! Thank you.

Really enjoyed it!

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2 weeks ago

For those of you who prefer buying your books from stores other than Amazon, I have good news.
Fish On! is now available for preorder at Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, Kobo, and just about anywhere else ebooks are sold. The paperback will still only be available from Amazon, but very soon, those too will be expanded to be made available at every bookseller on the planet.
Also, you can borrow any of my ebooks, audiobooks, and paperbacks from local libraries all across the country. If they don't have what you want, just ask the librarian and they'll order them, so you can share with your neighbors.
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2 weeks ago

Did Blue Collar To No Collar motivate you to get off the couch and get behind the keyboard? In it, I outlined my steps from being a trucker to a bestselling novelist in a way that will motivate you to follow.
Well, that creates another problem--authorial spread--that sedentary lifestyle, long hours without moving, lack of exercise, and bad diet are unhealthy, particularly when you get into your later years.
In a few weeks, my second non-fiction will go on preorder, and you will be able to follow my journey to recovery, from the first day in the gym, to crushing it at the upcoming Words Have Weight USA Power Lifting competition in March in Columbia, SC, fourteen months later.
I will win my age group, and I will beat men much younger than me, some half my age. And I will owe it all to my coach, Andrew Noll and the staff at Earth Fit, where I train three days a week now.
My coauthor for No Collar To Tank Top is the owner of Earth Fit, Sam Hoster. We're just getting started, with several chapters already in the can, and we'll be working on it right up until March's competition.
In Tank Top, we'll take you through the process, with me writing the odd numbered chapters about my personal journey, month by month, right up to the competition, and Sam writing the even numbered chapters, describing the science, preparation, planning, and techniques he uses in turning an elderly, obese, weak man, into a competitive power lifting athlete.
I think I can call myself that now, since I'm able bench press, squat, and dead lift more than my own body weight. In reaching this point, I've gone from a flabby 220 pounds to a strong 190. It's all about desire and motivation. If you have the desire, we'll supply the motivation/
This will be fun, and it will be epic.
Stay tuned...
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Did Blue Collar To No Collar motivate you to get off the couch and get behind the keyboard? In it, I outlined my steps from being a trucker to a bestselling novelist in a way that will motivate you to follow.
Well, that creates another problem--authorial spread--that sedentary lifestyle, long hours without moving, lack of exercise, and bad diet are unhealthy, particularly when you get into your later years.
In a few weeks, my second non-fiction will go on preorder, and you will be able to follow my journey to recovery, from the first day in the gym, to crushing it at the upcoming Words Have Weight USA Power Lifting competition in March in Columbia, SC, fourteen months later.
I will win my age group, and I will beat men much younger than me, some half my age. And I will owe it all to my coach, Andrew Noll and the staff at Earth Fit, where I train three days a week now.
My coauthor for No Collar To Tank Top is the owner of Earth Fit, Sam Hoster. Were just getting started, with several chapters already in the can, and well be working on it right up until Marchs competition.
In Tank Top, well take you through the process, with me writing the odd numbered chapters about my personal journey, month by month, right up to the competition, and Sam writing the even numbered chapters, describing the science, preparation, planning, and techniques he uses in turning an elderly, obese, weak man, into a competitive power lifting athlete.
I think I can call myself that now, since Im able bench press, squat, and dead lift more than my own body weight. In reaching this point, Ive gone from a flabby 220 pounds to a strong 190. Its all about desire and motivation. If you have the desire, well supply the motivation/
This will be fun, and it will be epic.
Stay tuned...

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January 4, 2022

November 4, 2022

So awesome. Can't wait to read it.

Quite the transformation! Now that your not shaped like santa you could take ten years off by losing the beard lol

That’s pretty awesome, Wayne!

Keep kicking a** and taking names…for your mailing list.

That’s so uplifting Wayne! Way to go.. from another former truck driver!

Go Wayne!

Give the guy arousing woohoo! That is great Wayne. I can't wait to read it and be inspired.

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3 weeks ago

Rolled through the halfway point in Fish On! today, a day ahead of schedule.
30,000 words written of 60,000.
Possibly Jesse’s most dangerous foes—a younger version of himself.
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Looking forward to it!

Can't wait

Looking forward as well. Just finished Cast Off....

Almost finished Cast Off...Can't wait,!

Awesome!! Looking forward to reading it …

Love them all. Not too worried about a younger foe since experience counts for more than half.

Can’t wait!

👏👏👏👏👏

Will pre order soon as you say it's available!!

Eagerly awaiting

Sounds like a good book!

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3 weeks ago

What a great time last night on TalkWrite. "Swerving Out of Your Channel" has got to be one of the liveliest conversations we've had. If you missed it, here's the recording: youtu.be/t79d0FamK1k ... See MoreSee Less

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4 weeks ago

Cast Off, my 24th novel in the Jesse McDermitt Series, is now available in Kindle Unlimited.
Sorry for the delay, but since it was being sold in every other bookstore in the world, it wasn't eligible to be in KU. It has now been removed from everywhere else and will be exclusive to Amazon for the next 90 days. After that, it will be permanently removed from KU and be distributed to all other stores once more.
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Cast Off, my 24th novel in the Jesse McDermitt Series, is now available in Kindle Unlimited. 
Sorry for the delay, but since it was being sold in every other bookstore in the world, it wasnt eligible to be in KU. It has now been removed from everywhere else and will be exclusive to Amazon for the next 90 days. After that, it will be permanently removed from KU and be distributed to all other stores once more.

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It’s another great book! Thanks!

I enjoyed meeting the cross over friends again

Looking forward to reading it, enjoyed the other 23 thanks to Brit Nick for putting me on to them

Enjoying the book right now.

it is SO good...halfway in now!!! Keep them coming!!! 🙂

Enjoying it now!!

I’m starting to read it now!

Awesome. Can't wait to jump into it.

I hope mine was delivered.

Funny how Amazon "forgot" to recommend your new release in ANY of the layers of KU "recommended for you" sets on my Kindle home page, despite the fact that I've read every book you've written and co-authored, and that I follow you as an author. Hard to explain that one. But I found your new release easily enough, and happily clicked Read Now. 👍👍🥂

Got it! Thank you!

Top of tonight's reading list!

half way- see the merging of two events- can't wait for the fireworks to light off.

Read it....very good

I Didn't wait and just purchased it, loved the tie in with Nick and Johns characters.

i just buy the books since i paid for the rest lol

Loved it!

Just finished buck Reilly.

Reading now!

Just started this book, intriguing!!!

So excited it’s here. It downloaded and I can’t wait to start reading.

LOVE these books!

This series has always been a great read...however I found Cast Off to be a little underwhelming. And two things seem at odds: why was the Jamaican talisman introduced into the story and why wasn't Jesse's longtime friend Billy Rainwater invited to the wedding?

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1 month ago

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Can’t wait!

When???

3 hours before download! Yayyyy!

Yaaay can't wait

Will this soon be on kindle Unlimited? Can't get it yet, but really looking forward to it.

Yes1‼️

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1 month ago

Five days!
Available November 1, wherever ebooks and audiobooks are sold. Except Audible... life's too short to deal with cheats and con artists.
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Five days!
Available November 1, wherever ebooks and audiobooks are sold. Except Audible... lifes too short to deal with cheats and con artists.

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Waiting not so patiently🤦

Excellent

Yes! Looking forward to it!

what cheats?

fantastic- so excited- your my favorite author-

Wayne, are you on Audible any longer or just Chirp? I recall you have issues with Audible?

Yay!!!!

Preordered!!!!!! Can’t wait

Yay!!!!

Whoo Hoo

Wayne Stinnett, wondering if you could send me a copy? Cant do amazon here. As you know I've read 'em all!! I could snail mail you $$$ or an echeck?

I always preorder, I have not received a message yet

I preordered back in June but can't DL yet. Maybe later today?

When is it available on Kindle unlimited

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