Wayward Pines re-release FAQ

Wayward Pines New Trade Paper Editions – English Language North America

The new editions of my Wayward Pines trilogy released on October 18, 2022. For many of you this is the first time these books will be available in your local bookstores and libraries.

Q: Where can I buy the new editions?
A: Wherever you buy your books!

Q: Will there be an audio edition?
A: Yes. All my books have been and will always have audio editions. Sadly, physical CD versions of audio books have become too expensive to produce so there will only be digital copies.

Q: What about UK/Ireland/India/South Africa/Australia and all other international English readers? Will there be a new edition for us?
A: Yes! Unfortunately, not until early 2023. I will post the date when we have one.

Q: I read these books in the past, is anything different in these new editions?
A: The interior layouts and designs are different, as are the covers, but the story content is the same.

Q: Why are you rereleasing these books?
A: My previous publisher did an amazing job with these books, and I am really proud of the old editions, but those books were primarily available only though some online retailers. I wanted this series to be available to more readers and in more outlets so I partnered with the publisher of my last three novels to make them available everywhere.

I know some collectors were hoping for a 10th anniversary edition, so this felt like a good way to do that.

General FAQ

Q: Will there be a 4th Wayward Pines novel?
A: Maybe. There was once a time when I would have said definitively “no.” But I’ve gotten warmer to the idea.

Q: If I send you an email, will you respond?
A: I read every email that hits my inbox. Sometimes, I have the time to respond. Sometimes, I don’t. Which is all to say… no promises, but I certainly try. But I definitely read them, and it means the world to hear how my books have made an impact.

Q: Can I send you my [novel, story, script, treatment, life story]?
A: Unfortunately, for legal reasons, I am unable to read things sent to me that aren’t under a publishing contract already, or not sent by someone I know personally. But if you’ve completed a novel, that’s a huge deal. Congratulations.

Q: I’m an [actor, director, production designer, etc.]. Can I send you my reel/resume/look book?
A: Please submit your materials through the standard channels: agents, managers, etc. The email on my website was created so I could interact with fans of my books and tv shows.

Q: Why don’t you provide more updates on film/tv development for your projects?
A: Because until a show or film is given a greenlight, nothing is guaranteed. Taking a book through the process from manuscript to what you see on tv or a theater screen takes, on average, seven years. There are ups and downs. Directors and actors come on board, then leave, and for a variety of reasons, most things never get made (even if they are purchased by a studio). So I want to save you the heartache I go through, which means I generally only report when I’ve sold something, and when it’s been greenlit for production.

Q: What’s your favorite book you’ve written?
A: Hard to say. It constantly changes. Usually it’s the book I just finished writing.

Q: What are you working on now?
A: Three things: (1) A new novel; (2) the Upgrade feature screenplay for Amblin; and (3) a nine-episode adaptation of Dark Matter for Apple TV+.

Q: Do you do in-person events?
A: Yes! I love them. It’s been harder during these Covid times, but I hope to visit bookstores and conferences again starting this summer.

Q: Will you speak to my book club?
A: Maybe! Reach out to my marketing manager, Kathleen Quinlan, on the contact page if you’re interested. Occasionally, I do surprise Zoom visits.

Q: I just finished writing a book. Will you blurb it?
A: I think blurbing is an important part of giving people a hand up, and my career certainly benefited from generous authors who helped me, so I do it whenever I can. That said, my next two years are the busiest I’ve ever faced, so I’m being incredibly selective in what I blurb these days.