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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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New Release Steady As She Goes Arriving 08/16/2021

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6 days ago

As often happens when I'm writing, an idea came to me while writing Steady As She Goes, the 21st Jesse book, for the opening chapter of Charity #6, which now has a title. I've been working on it for nearly a year, but couldn't get enthused. Now, I have a title, writing schedule, and a release date. Lost Charity will be available for preorder next month, and will be released on December 20. Between now and then, I'll finish Steady As She Goes and Right Full Rudder, which will also go on preorder next month. Steady is scheduled for release on August 16, and Rudder on December 6. ... See MoreSee Less

As often happens when Im writing, an idea came to me while writing Steady As She Goes, the 21st Jesse book, for the opening chapter of Charity #6, which now has a title. Ive been working on it for nearly a year, but couldnt get enthused. Now, I have a title, writing schedule, and a release date. Lost Charity will be available for preorder next month, and will be released on December 20. Between now and then, Ill finish Steady As She Goes and Right Full Rudder, which will also go on preorder next month. Steady is scheduled for release on August 16, and Rudder on December 6.

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I love the Charity books

I purchase all of your books as soon as available for pre-order.

Any chance you can write more details, as in make the audio versions longer, 9.5 to 10 hours be perfect...that would cover, a full drive shift for myself...you ol trucker...I also put the same question to Cap Daniels ...😆

Looking forward to it! Just finished Cayo Costa Breeze. Thank you so much for finishing that book and series for Ed - R.I.P.! Sure hope that you can start a new series for “Ed and Kim” or at least work them into some cameo appearances! All the best from across the Sound on Hilton Head.

Wow you have been busy

I was hoping there were going to be more sightings of Charity. She is such a wonderful and endearing character.

Can’t wait!!!!!

Thank you for finishing Ed’s book... 💕💕💕💕💕

So thrilled to learn of progress on the next Jesse and Charity books. These characters stay with me and I think of them often and even when reading other authors with whom I used to be more enamored. Wayne Stinnett’s storytelling and character development is so strong that I am mentally and spiritually transported with each book. Thanks Wayne for this terrific body of work!

Thank you, Adriawa!

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3 weeks ago

Final April Release!
Cayo Costa Breeze, by the late Ed Robinson
mailchi.mp/waynestinnett/final-april-release
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Final April Release!
Cayo Costa Breeze, by the late Ed Robinson
https://mailchi.mp/waynestinnett/final-april-release

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Got it!

Thank you Wayne Stinnett

Thanks Wayne!!

Great job. Loved it!

Another wonderful adventure. Broke our hearts to finish this series. So we went out and bought this rum to toast Breeze, but more so Ed and Kim Robinson,and thanks to Wayne for finishing the series

Just finished it. You did a great job. I have read all the Breeze books and all of your Jesse books in the last few years and have loved them all. Thinking back, some times its hard to remember which guy did what, so you finishing this book for your friend was a no brainer for me. It was seamless . I wanted to read it fast to see if I could spot the change, yet I wanted to read it slow to make it last. The one word that I felt was a giveaway was Gasparilla Pass. When my eyes moved onto those words my brain said, Jesse's boat. I am so sorry for your loss of your friend and heartfelt sympathy goes to Kim.

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4 weeks ago

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It’s a shame this is no longer offered in Kindle Unlimited. I have read the whole series, plus the rest of his books. I will miss Jesse!

If anyone has trouble finding Wayne Stinnett’s books on Kindle Unlimited please advise. I contacted Amazon and they said only one book is KU eligible.I have read all of his books on KU for years.

Reading after wayward sons!

I just finished reading it on KU yesterday and it's still there today. But I'm bummed to see the other 19 are no longer on KU and that's the only way I read my books. www.amazon.com/Rising-Tide-McDermitt-Caribbean-Adventure-ebook/dp/B08PDWCJ6M/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&...

We started pulling out of KU and Amazon’s exclusivity contract in February, 2020. Each book came out, in order, throughout the year. Now, only the new releases will be in KU and only for 90 days, before being distributed to a wider audience with Barnes & Nobel, Apple, Kobo, and Google. The fact that a book in KU earns about a third of what a non-exclusive book does had little to do with the decision.

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4 weeks ago

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got it..started it.....

Got it. Started it and now finished.👏😎🌴🍾

Finished it. Loved it. Can't wait for the next one in August.

Absolutely loved this story!! Can’t wait till the new one comes out in August. Keep these wonderful stories coming! 👍🏻🌴☀️

4 weeks ago

In two weeks, on Monday, May 3, Nick Sullivan and I will have a very special guest on Talk Write, one of my all-time favorite authors, going back thirty years, James W. Hall, author of the exciting Thorn novels.
So, set your alarm, mark your calendar, or whatever you need to do to remind yourself. Or better still, just subscribe to my channel on YouTube and click the notification bell, and a half hour before we start live streaming, you'll be notified by email. Just go to YouTube and search for my name.
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In two weeks, on Monday, May 3, Nick Sullivan and I will have a very special guest on Talk Write, one of my all-time favorite authors, going back thirty years, James W. Hall, author of the exciting Thorn novels. 
So, set your alarm, mark your calendar, or whatever you need to do to remind yourself. Or better still, just subscribe to my channel on YouTube and click the notification bell, and a half hour before we start live streaming, youll be notified by email. Just go to YouTube and search for my name.

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Love the Thorn novels. I'll be listening.

Dear Wayne, your books have been removed from Kindle Unlimited according to Amazon. I have spoken with them and they said they are no longer KU eligible. I will miss them.

4 weeks ago

Less than 36 hours left to preorder Rising Tide.
I wonder who will be the first to report that they've read it.
Binge reading starts tomorrow night, just after midnight.
Have a happy Monday!
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Less than 36 hours left to preorder Rising Tide. 
I wonder who will be the first to report that theyve read it. 
Binge reading starts tomorrow night, just after midnight.
Have a happy Monday!

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Every day is happy when I get to read your books!

We can listen for the entire 11 hour log time asap

I’ll preorder it as soon as I get notice that it’s available! 😊

Can’t wait

Preordered can’t wait to start listening 😊

Just finished... damn eyeball sweat. As always GREAT book!

Just received and read it. Great book....kept me on the edge of my seat till the very end.

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4 weeks ago

According to my writing schedule, I'm not supposed to reach 17,000 words in Steady As She Goes until tomorrow. But as you can see, I'm nearly halfway through Monday's work already.
This is good, since last Saturday was the first time I'd taken a full day off since Christmas, even writing through Covid. Since hiring Aurora Publicity back in September, and turning over more and more of my daily non-writing chores to them, and also finishing the three books I'd been working on since November, I've been going home earlier in the day.
I'm now going to take a full day off every week, but it won't be the traditional weekend.
Since days all mean the same to me, our weekends going forward will be Wednesday and Thursday, with Wednesday a full day, completely unplugged and Thursday just for sales data entry and email. Maybe at some point, I can completely unplug for both days.
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According to my writing schedule, Im not supposed to reach 17,000 words in Steady As She Goes until tomorrow. But as you can see, Im nearly halfway through Mondays work already.
This is good, since last Saturday was the first time Id taken a full day off since Christmas, even writing through Covid. Since hiring Aurora Publicity back in September, and turning over more and more of my daily non-writing chores to them, and also finishing the three books Id been working on since November, Ive been going home earlier in the day.
Im now going to take a full day off every week, but it wont be the traditional weekend. 
Since days all mean the same to me, our weekends going forward will be Wednesday and Thursday, with Wednesday a full day, completely unplugged and Thursday just for sales data entry and email. Maybe at some point, I can completely unplug for both days.

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Keep them coming!

So Aurora has done a good job helping your author business? Mainly administrative help? Marketing/Ad help?

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