Hugh Howey

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


One of the first people (outside of my family) to read my manuscript was a creature I only knew as “Lizard” via the DreaminDemon forums. She heard I’d written a book. I heard back that she was an editor. She got a copy of the rough draft. I got back a work with a higher word-count in the margin than the body. Turned out, I didn’t really know how to write. Not properly, anyway. Over the next few weeks, I worked on the second book while Lisa made suggestions in…