A couple years ago I was driving home when I got a call on my cell phone. It was Blake Crouch, and he told me about how he was in talks about entering his Wayward Pines series into Kindle Worlds, and would I be interested in writing a story?
My answer: Hell, yeah!
The Wayward Pines series have sold millions of copies worldwide and was made into a TV series by Fox, so I'm guessing most people are probably familiar with the storyline. If not, well, I don't want to spoil anything, because it has a really cool twist.
I ended up writing a novella called Nomad. In terms of publication, I thought I was just going to self-publish it myself through the Kindle Worlds program, but it actually got contracted out by Amazon Publishing, which meant I got a nice advance and they took care of everything on their end.
However, for whatever reason, Nomad was only available in the US Kindle store for the first year or two, and then I think it was available in the UK Kindle store but I may be wrong. And then, just this past summer, Kindle Worlds closed up shop, and with it my novella disappeared.
I've been given the green light to go ahead and republish Nomad, except there's a caveat (apparently the only way to appease Fox Studios was to ensure writers who'd written Wayward Pines stories followed very stringent guidelines):
The ebook can ONLY be made available in the US Kindle store.
And it’s currently in Kindle Unlimited, so if you have a KU subscription, you can read it for FREE.
Otherwise … that’s the only way to read the story, unfortunately.
My novella Nomad — set in the world of Blake Crouch’s Wayward Pines — will be available again very soon.
Originally solicited for the Kindle Worlds program, the ebook disappeared once KW shut down … sometime over the summer, I think? I wasn’t really paying attention.
Anyway, here’s the cover.
Anybody out there still read this blog?
Because it’s back, baby!
More stuff coming soon …