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Hugh Howey is our guest tonight for our APE author interview series. We’ll be hosting the Google+ Hangout on Air on May 1, 2013 at 4 pm PT, 7 pm ET. RSVP to the Google+ event here! It will be recorded so you can watch it on the APE blog if you miss it live.
If you’ve been living under a rock, Hugh Howey is a self-published author turned New York Times bestselling, publishing mega-star.
About Hugh’s book WoolThey live beneath the earth in a prison of their own making. There is a view of the outside world, a spoiled and rotten world, their forefathers left behind. But this view fades over time, ruined by the toxic airs that kill any who brave them.So they leave it to the criminals, those who break the rules, and who are sent to cleaning. Why do they do it, these people condemned to death? Sheriff Holston has always wondered. Now he is about to find out. from GoodReads.
From Wired “Hugh Howey is a self-described “bum,” who for the past twenty years has bounced from job to job — computer repair, roofing, yacht captain, bookstore clerk. In his spare time he wrote science fiction, and after growing impatient with the long waits and uncertain rewards of traditional publishing, he began self-publishing his work on Amazon.com. Just a few years later his post-apocalyptic novel Wool, typed out in a storage room during his lunch breaks at the bookstore, was earning him over $100,000 a month on Amazon, had secured him a six-figure book deal from Simon & Schuster, and had been optioned for film by Ridley Scott, director of Blade Runner and Alien.”
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