Indie bestseller Sarra Cannon, Amanda Wilson from CreateSpace, and yours truly will be guests on an upcoming NaNoWriMo Webinar! I was thrilled when Grant Faulkner reached out to me about this opportunity. Grant runs National Novel Writing Month, which I’ve participated in for the last four years.


Ever since I started taking writing seriously, I’ve used November as an excuse to focus my energies on a single novel and get a complete rough draft put together. My first year, I wrote HALF WAY HOME, a book that has gone on to become a fan favorite. The following year, it was THE HURRICANE, another book I get wonderful feedback on. I had a down year the next November, when I wrote WOOLs 2, 3, and 4. But I rebounded this year with THIRD SHIFT.


I talk up NaNo every chance I get. In previous years, I worked with the young writers program at my local library. This year, I was pleased to make a donation to the program, giving back to an organization that has given so much to me. I’m hoping they didn’t spend my $5 all at once!


If you’re interested in the Webinar, here’s the link. I think it will be made available afterward as well, but I’m not sure. The date is February 18th. I’m leaving for Germany and the UK on the 19th, so this could very well be the last you hear from me. Ever. Or not. We’ll see.

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Published on February 05, 2013 11:30 • 180 views
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message 1: by Erssie (new)

Erssie I am in the UK...Have read the Wool Trilogy(what genius) then read Shift 1 and Shift 2, possibly enjoyed them even more....then found that I cannot get hold of a Kindle version of Shift 3 in the UK. I am bereft and distraught and cannot wait for the next instalment. Whas'appening to it for the UK? I cannot hold normal books or turn pages, so it has to be on the Kindle.

My US reading buddies all have the Shift Trilogy....I wonder if moving from self publishing into print publishing deals is going to mean huge delays in getting the latest of your work in this territory?

This has happened with some of my favourite authors, and sometimes they are UK, London writers local to me, have US deals and work is released over there a good 6-12 mths before it is available here.....

Am really really looking forward to Shift 3, and Dust....and am having to fill the gap with Halfway Home but trying to ration it out before that is finished too.

I might just have to go and write my own fan fiction Wool story then, to keep me busy until Shift 3 comes long....


message 2: by Tim (new)

Tim Questionable but working solution: Log into your Kindle account on Amazon. Set your address to a US one. Buy Third Shift in USD. Receive book. Log back into Amazon kindle and move your address back to the UK. Takes less than 5 mins.


message 3: by Erssie (new)

Erssie You are so kind....I do have an Amazon.com account already, will see if I can do this without that interfering...


message 4: by Meg (new)

Meg I just devoured the Wool Omnibus, First Shift and Second Shift this weekend and started Third Shift today (truly fantastic books, thank you so much for bringing them into the world). I'm thrilled to see that you're a NaNo participant. I participated from 2002 - 2009 before taking time off for school, and hope to start again this year. It's a great program and love to see other boosters!


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