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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, Diver Master, taxi driver, construction manager, and truck driver, among many other things. He lives on one of the Sea Islands of South Carolina Lowcountry, near Parris Island, with his wife and their youngest daughter. They also have three grown children, five grandchildren, three dogs 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

Wayne Stinnett

2020, in a nutshell. ...

2020, in a nutshell.

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what kind of nuts are you eating? LOL

Can’t wait!

If only I could read them as fast as you write them ;-). Just read Nick's 2 books and went on to Cap Daniels while waiting for the Thunder. Keep the fingers loose!

Thanks for posting these. I appreciate the roadmap.

Yes ... Thanks for posting this. Very helpful to see how you schedule your words and time.

Busy man

We heard from Dawn Lee McKenna today she's doing fairly well and writing again

Awesome Wayne!!! contrary to some, I am reading 3 to 4 books a week... but, if my hands are not busy, my eyes are reading something.

That is so cool. That's a lot of rising! I have trouble rising out of bed each day to go to work!! 😂💕

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2 weeks ago

Wayne Stinnett

Rising Thunder, the 17th novel in the Jesse McDermitt Caribbean Adventure Series is scheduled for release on April 20, and will go on preorder very soon. ...

Rising Thunder, the 17th novel in the Jesse McDermitt Caribbean Adventure Series is scheduled for release on April 20, and will go on preorder very soon.

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Wow, 17 books already! Congrats! I have some catching up to do.

Thank goodness! 😊

Always wait anxiously for the pre-order. I have read them all. Love them all.

Need a beta reader? 😉

Oh... so... awesome!! Looks amazing, Wayne Stinnett.

Can’t wait!

Jesse is my favourite of all your characters

Read them all, can't wait!

Love the cover can't wait until the book is released. Thanks for the teaser

Can't wait! 👍



I cannot keep up with you😁I gotta quit going to book club- They have me reading too many junk books🥴🌴💕


Might have to go Big Pine Fishing Camp to read it Easter week.Full moon on the 7 mile

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Cruise the British Virgin Islands with Author, Wayne Stinnett


Does the idea of a cruise aboard a tall ship sound like a fun adventure to you? What if it’s a tall ship with all the modern amenities of a …


Take a Cruise on a Tall Ship

About The Author Author Tips

Does seven nights aboard a five-masted schooner sound like a fun adventure to you? What if it has all the same luxurious accommodations and amenities as any other modern cruise …


What is SEO? And why does an Author need to know about it?

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Y’all know that when it comes to tech stuff, I’m not the sharpest hook in the tackle box. Just figuring out the Facebook was a challenge. My dad always said, …


The Importance of A Writing Schedule

Author Tips

I’m a scheduler. I schedule everything. It’s been such an ingrained part of my daily life for so long, it’s hard not to. I know that might seem strange to …

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Finding Time To Write

Author Tips

Between careers, kids, spouses, and other responsibilities, many writers find it difficult to carve out time to write. Then there are interruptions. Just when you’re getting into your groove, little …

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Wayne Stinnett Interviews Jesse McDermitt

Character Interview

Hey Jesse, how are ya? Doing well, I guess. You’re the writer, though. So you probably know better than I do. I guess the first question is the same as …

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