Hugh Howey
Hugh Howey

Bestselling author of Wool and other books. Currently sailing around the world.

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My Publishing Values

Value listing is one of the more important thought exercises I’ve discovered over the years. I was introduced to this by a friend, and my first attempt was to list my top 10 overall values in the world. This sounds easy enough, but you have to do it in order. So what goes higher on that list, family or friends? Where do you rank truth and honesty, without which most of the other things we value can’t exist or be trusted? Does science make the list of things we value,…

WOOL Boxset Giveaway Winners (and more!)

Announcing the winners of the Great WOOL Boxset Giveaway: And I’ll be updating this post after the video with details about the surprise announcement… …which is that: We’re doing it again! The response to this giveaway was overwhelming. After I saw the comments pour in, I asked if we could do another 10 boxsets, and HMH was more than keen. Instead of choosing from the original post, we’re gonna reward those of you who stuck with us for the sequel, so comment below for a chance to win. Congratulations to…

Ultimate WOOL Unboxing and Giveaway!

This is the most excited I’ve been about a blog post in ages. Why? Because this one is all about you, dear reader. And it’s about getting you some FREE SWAG. Okay, not swag. That’s underselling it. Swag would be like a t-shirt or a tote bag or a ballpoint pen that leaks and ruins a nice shirt. How about instead we give away these puppies! What you are looking here is the Ultimate WOOL Boxset! Inside the custom wrap, you’ll find the original trilogy (with a new essay in…

The Price of Freedom

We were sitting on a friend’s porch, looking out over the ocean. The fence that holds back the dunes had an American flag affixed to it, held straight by a sea breeze. If asked what that flag meant, a thousand strangers would no doubt list some words in common. My guess is that “Freedom” would rank near the top, joined there by its synonym, Liberty. Freedom is outright worshipped in the United States. It is craved everywhere, of course, but usually without thinking long on what that worship means. We…

Ten Years of WOOL

It’s been a decade since I wrote a little story that changed my life and kept a ton of readers up past their bedtimes. When I wrote WOOL, I never thought I’d live to see it impact so many people. All you can dream about as a new writer is getting one person to read and love your work. Never in a million years did I foresee these books being translated into over 40 languages and for millions of people to fall in love with Juliette and her struggles in…