Hugh Howey
Hugh Howey

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

WOOL 5 on Wednesday, February 1st?

Did you arrive here after googling for Wool 5? Just finished tearing through Wool 1 through 4? I promise, the wait won’t be long (can’t guarantee it won’t be agonizing, though). UPDATE: WOOL 5 has been uploaded to the Kindle store! Should show up in 12-24 hours (sometime on the 26th of January!) UPDATE #2: WOOL 5 is Available Now!! I’ve set February 8th as the release date. It’s gonna be a crunch, but I’m writing as feverishly as you people are reading. I want to see how it all…

Totally not famous . . .

. . . and not cut out to be, I don’t think. So here’s when you know you aren’t famous: It’s when you start getting fan emails and tweets and you have to read every single one to your wife. Twice. It’s when you’re geeking out more from receiving the email than your “fan” probably is from getting a reply. This week, I had a flurry fans reach out to tell me how much they love my books. It was surreal. In one, the writer wonders aloud if I’m even…

Progress on Wool 5

Here’s a Wool 5 update for all you eager devourers of books: I’m 80-85% done with the draft, which means I’m about to abandon the story so close to its conclusion and go back to the beginning to start revising. Why in the world do I do this? I have no idea. I’ve been doing it since the third Molly book. It’s probably for the boost in morale. My rough drafts are always less sucky when I go back through them than they felt while writing them. I invariably sense…

The Upcoming Stitch and Bitch.

This upcoming weekend is going to herald the arrival of this website’s first weekly “Saturday Stitch and Bitch.” This is where I answer your questions and leave you in stitches, and you people bitch about release dates and stare at word count bars that don’t seem to ever move fast enough (Wool 5 is coming, people, I swear it!) The first question I’m going to answer (since it isn’t Saturday yet) is my own. Yeah, it’s kinda cheating, but I need to explain what in the wide world of silos…

Gimme Five!

For all of you who aren’t Facebook friends with me, you missed a hot mess tonight as I wrestled with the cover art for WOOL 5. Wowsers. I’ve seen better stuff on those napkins people leave under glass tabletops in seedy bars. This was more like what your kid doodles on the splatter menus with those broken crayons out of those hue-limited cups in the center of the table. With boogers and the flu smeared all over it. So this is what it comes down to. I think. Have at…