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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 Bad Blood Arriving 06/01/2024

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Nick is almost finished recording Bad Blood, the second in my new Tropical Adventure Series. Unfortunately, I'm a day behind on QCing the recordings, but we'll still finish before the week's out, on time.
After he masters the recording, it will move into processing for a release in late May. We can't control exactly when each store gets the audiobook, because they all have their own QC it has to go through. But the first will be my online Ship's Store. I know how long it takes. Five minutes.
The manuscript will go to formatting from here, to be turned into an eBook and paperback, then the final paperback cover will be added, and everything uploaded.
Bad Blood will be released about a week early to my online Ship's Store, in both eBook and audiobook, and exactly when will only be announced in my newsletter. Then on June 1, all Amazon preorders will also be delivered and it will be removed from my Ship's Store.
Jesse is maturing...
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Nick is almost finished recording Bad Blood, the second in my new Tropical Adventure Series. Unfortunately, Im a day behind on QCing the recordings, but well still finish before the weeks out, on time.
After he masters the recording, it will move into processing for a release in late May. We cant control exactly when each store gets the audiobook, because they all have their own QC it has to go through. But the first will be my online Ships Store. I know how long it takes. Five minutes.
The manuscript will go to formatting from here, to be turned into an eBook and paperback, then the final paperback cover will be added, and everything uploaded.
Bad Blood will be released about a week early to my online Ships Store, in both eBook and audiobook, and exactly when will only be announced in my newsletter. Then on June 1, all Amazon preorders will also be delivered and it will be removed from my Ships Store.
Jesse is maturing...

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May I say, I truly appreciate you releasing to your ship story first. I would much rather purchase direct. And early!! Keep them coming!! I’m having withdrawals.

Preordered from the ship store; can’t wait

We're getting closer....
Should have a colored rendition of the whole design by the end of the month.
It will not only feature Taranis, but also Salty Dog, Gaspar's Revenge, and Island Hopper.
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Were getting closer....
Should have a colored rendition of the whole design by the end of the month. 
It will not only feature Taranis, but also Salty Dog, Gaspars Revenge, and Island Hopper.

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In the jesse mcdermitt movie, which do you picture paying the main characters?

Can’t wait to see the finished design.

I just spent the evening talking with a friend that lives on Marathon, not too far from the “Rusty Anchor Bar & Grill” site near the old K-Mart… I was explaining to him your books, the Rusty Anchor, the boats, etc… He couldn’t believe that I had never been to Marathon and knew so much about it, just from your books… he was downloading your books as we parted ways this evening…lol!

I love seeing this.

Now all we STILL need is 'Hats' in the Ship Store!

Love this! Now I understand your description!

Is this what you’re looking for! Saw it in Los Cabo couple years back. Suppose to be the largest Trimaran yacht. Just over 275’ (84 metre). Name is “White Rabbit” this is the second one, first one was on 61 metre.

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As of today, Book 28 of the main Jesse series, Apalach Affair, is 39% complete and my writing is on schedule for completion by June 14, for a September 1 release. It'll go on preorder by May 1.
Nick Sullivan has the manuscript for the second Young Jesse novel, Bad Blood, and he's going to start recording tomorrow, two days early. Bad Blood will be released on June 1, and is on preorder at Amazon and my online Ship's Store.
If you're subscribed to my newsletter, you already know that you can preorder or buy my books in the Ship's Store for a discount, and these releases will arrive in your inbox at least a week before those retail dates.
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Can't wait.... and by the way, Wayne Stinnett... We are leaving Pompano and moving to Key Weird in a couple of weeks!

I’m ready!

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First look - Taranis concept drawing and an early example I gave the artist.Image attachment

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Thanks, I've been trying to picture the new boat.

Looks like a LEEN Trimarans

Cool description and wonderful tooling around in it in your storytelling

WOW! Looking forward to seeing the finished project.

I love this concept drawing.

Oh, that's interesting! Can't wait to see how it comes out!

Cool inspiration!

Think hydrofoils.

I would love a complete copy of the detailed notes that you have on Taranis. How can we make that happen?

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Annnnnd... Done!
Bad Blood is off my plate now. I just finished the proofing rewrite and sent the working copy of the manuscript to Nick for recording. But he's not scheduled to start until a week from tomorrow, so it's just going to sit and simmer for a week, while I jump back into Apalach Affair.

Here's my current release schedule for the next year. Subscribers to my newsletter pay less than half during the first few days of a new preorder. And my online Ship's Store releases new books a week early.
Bad Blood - June 1, on preorder now.
Apalach Affair - September 1, preorder starts May 1.
Jesse #29 - December 1, preorder starts September 1.
Jesse #30 - March 1, 2025, preorder starts December 1, 2024.
Cocaine Cowboy - June 1, 2025, preorder starts March 1, 2025.
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Awesome ✌️❤️📖

My friends take on the seasoning that Rufus uses! Enjoy!

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Love his work!

Back into writing mode today.
I've been rewriting for two weeks and keep finding myself moving the cursor up to the top, to hit Accept, and go to the next correction.
First day back after so long away, it's always a little slow. But I'm working on next week's word quota already, so I can take it slow and ease back in.
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I will be here waiting until it's done .. absolutely love every book you have written ✌️❤️📖

Love your writing, love your books! They are an absolute gift! Thank you!

I have 29 of 207 pages left to rewrite in Bad Blood, but my eyes are crossed. It's available for preorder at Amazon and my online Ship's Store, where it's a dollar less.
It's now up to 64,000 words, slightly longer than planned, and barring any major repairs, I should finish tomorrow, which is good. I'm anxious to get back over to Apalach Affair, which is a third finished.
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Are we gonna find out about the sub?

Your writing is amazing! Can’t wait! Thank you for sharing your story!

Can't wait

Pre-Order complete! Looking forward to Bad Blood! Thanks for putting in the work Wayne!

Do you ever get the stories confused?

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Want to turn a friend onto my books? Gift them a copy of Fallen Out. Until April 27, the eBook is free at all major retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple Books, or Google Play. ... See MoreSee Less

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Sara Culver ...you need to read all his books...the best

Kathy Robinson Maurer, check out this series. Awesome!

Passed the 2/3 mark in the Bad Blood rewrite today, after my editor had it for a couple of weeks. I'll finish it up on Thursday, then it's off to my final proofreader, and to my narrator, Nick Sullivan, to prep for recording week after next. We're several days ahead of schedule, so I'm not rushing. ... See MoreSee Less

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You and your team are excellent!

Go Captain!

I wish you’d hurry. LOL.

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