Hugh Howey

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

Q&A With Photographer Nadia Huggins

One of my favorite phases of the book-creation process is creating a cover. It’s also one of the most difficult. It’s worse than staring at a blank canvas, because the end result can’t be anything; it has to be a very specific something. While going through this process for HALF WAY HOME, my wife stumbled upon a photograph on DeviantArt. It blew us away. It was haunting and mysterious. Gritty and primal. Young and mature. Dirty and innocent. It was a photograph of contradictory juxtapositions. The mood of the shot…

Bucking Trends

Have you heard what some publishers are considering? They want to delay publication of ebooks until after their physical copies (read: hardbacks) have been on the market for a month or more. That means you early adopters get sloppy seconds (yeah, e-book formatting gets real sloppy compared to the nice, neat layout of print material). This seems crazy to me. The goal is to get people reading your words; and e-books offer convenience, benefits to the environment, and portability not shared by physical books. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’ll…

Molly Fyde and the Land of Light

[wp_cart:Molly Fyde and the Land of Light:price:13.99:end] Okay, the manuscript has been turned into a book. That means the pages are laid out, the formatting is just the way I want it, I have the splash pages and maps in place, the headers and footnotes look good, and the page numbers are down in the corners, happy as little ticks in a dog’s hide. All that’s left is one final reading for typos, which I’m half way through doing as we speak. Of course, some will survive. They’ll hide behind…

In case you missed it…

The fine folks at WIXE 1190 AM in Union County, North Carolina put on a good show. (Maybe not so much when they have science fiction authors on the program, but overall the production level is quite high.) I really appreciate them having me, and hope they’ll see fit to indulge me when my next book comes out. In case you’re so glued to your FM dial that you don’t get a proper dose of longwave radio, here’s the archived interview for you: WIXE 1190 Interview

Interview with the Author Exchange Blog

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