Just found out that DUST is hitting the New York Times bestseller list at #7! Thank you, one and all. Such an honor and thrill. I appreciate all that you’ve done for this series.

The USA Today gives you due credit in a brief write-up. It’s the fans who make this possible. I’m forever grateful.

As for Day 2 of Tampa Con, it’s even more insane than Day 1. Swamped with readers. So many people who came out just because they’re fans of WOOL. Spoke with a few absent fans over the phone. And nearly bawled as one fan (Sarah) teared up and freaked out when she saw that I was here. WOOL is her all-time favorite novel, she says. Today, she is my all-time favorite fan.

Looking forward to Day 3!


21 responses to “#7”

  1. Congrats Hugh! I haven’t gotten it yet, but can’t wait to do so.

  2. So happy for you Hugh! My printed copies of the trilogy showed up via Amazon today so my wife can read them (she works at a bookstore and won’t embrace the e-readers LOL) and I’m so excited for her to read them! As much as I enjoyed actually reading the books myself, I derive almost as much joy from sharing them. Thanks again for these books and a lot of inspiration!

    1. Awesome! I wish her happy reading.

      1. Just finished Dust. Best one yet! You rock sir, please keep them coming.

  3. Congrats Hugh! That is so awesome and well deserved.

  4. Congrats! I’m so happy and proud that I’m in that #7, even if only a raindrop in the Ocean.

    1. You all definitely made this happen. Thank you!

  5. That’s amazing news, congratulations.

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    All well deserved! Congrats!

  7. Hugh! I’m having a grand time smiling at the reveals and keeping my mouth shut as my husband reads through DUST. I think he’s at 79%.

    I read the print one early; he’s reading the ebook. I just kind of can’t believe it’s really over.

    So… when can we expect SILOCon, or WOOLnation, or Howeyville? You say the word and the convention hall will be filled with overalls in all the right shades, the occasional Outside suit, and a whole lot of crazy fans.

    I’m in.


  8. Just finished Dust… what a ride. The twists and turns felt more visceral in this story. I smiled or caught my breath or thought “oh hell no he didn’t” when I hit certain points. I can’t believe I anticipated Dust for so long and now it is over. Do not let them mess up the movie!

    I feel like there are so many breadcrumbs left. I want to know more about the progress of the survivors of silo 17/18. I want to know more about the silos that went dark. I know you must want some break and focus on other projects. But put me down for a pre-order for anything following Dust.

    Thanks for the great read!

  9. What is this “untitled” diversion in the left bar? Have you gotten Molly into so much trouble that even you can’t figure out how to get her out of it and need more time?

    1. No, Molly is fine. I had someone approach me with a tantalizing offer to write a piece of fan fiction. It’s taking precedence.

      And I’m still working on the Molly book. I’m editing and revising, though, which doesn’t change the word count enough to bother messing with the meter. :)

  10. Well done. Dust well deserves to be there

  11. Hugh,

    Just wanted to take a moment to let you know how much I enjoyed your panel Sunday at Comic Con. You gave some really sound advice for aspiring authors on writing in general and on the self-pub process. I came away with some great info I’m looking forward to putting into practice. Thanks for being such gem and highlight to a great con!

  12. Hugh,
    Thank you so much for the silo series. I just finished Dust this morning. There were two places in the book that really touched me!!!
    Shift was difficult for me to read due to all the upheaval. Wool got me hooked on the series.
    I heard your interview on NPR about four months ago, very inspiring. It primped my husband to finished a book he had started a year ago. He also self published this book, his first.
    I know you say the silo series is done but I can imagine a lot more you could write about their adventure.
    Thanks again for the ride,

  13. Sorry about the misspell “prompted”not “primped”

  14. I just finished Shift yesterday and am on my way out to pick up Dust today. I can’t WAIT to read it! You are an amazing writer and a real inspiration for other writers. I am completely changing the structure of my current work in progress as well as my marketing plan after reading these books and becoming familiar with your story. Good luck to you!

    1. Thanks, Mandy. And best of luck to you!

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