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Publication Order of Atlanta Burns Books

Atlanta Burns (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hunt (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dinocalypse Trilogy Books

Dinocalypse Now (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beyond Dinocalypse (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Double Dead Books

Double Dead (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bad Blood (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Gods & Monsters Books

Unclean Spirits (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mythbreaker (By:Stephen Blackmoore) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snake Eyes (By:) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Heartland Trilogy Books

Under the Empyrean Sky (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blightborn (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Harvest (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Journey To Star Wars: The Force Awakens Books

Aftermath (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Life Debt (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Empire's End (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Miriam Black Books

Blackbirds (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mockingbird (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cormorant (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thunderbird (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Raptor & the Wren (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vultures (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Mookie Pearl Books

The Blue Blazes (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hellsblood Bride (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Red Devils Rise (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Wanderers Books

Wanderers (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wayward (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Zer0es Books

Zeroes (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Invasive (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Book of Accidents (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dust & Grim (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black River Orchard (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Wind Has Teeth Tonight (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Irregular Creatures (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Confessions of a Freelance Penmonkey (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
250 Things You Should Know About Writing (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Revenge of the Penmonkey (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
500 Ways to Be a Better Writer (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
500 More Ways To Be A Better Writer (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
500 Ways to Tell a Better Story (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Kick-Ass Writer (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
30 Days in the Word Mines (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
You Can Do Anything, Magic Skeleton! (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gentle Writing Advice: How to Be a Writer Without Destroying Yourself (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Red / Dark Circle Graphic Novels

The Shield, Vol. 1: Daughter of the Revolution (With: ,Adam Christopher) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hangman, Vol. 1 (By:Alex Segura) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Shield Single Issues Books

The Shield #1 (With: ,,Myke Cole,,Adam Christopher) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shield #2 (With: ,Myke Cole,,,Adam Christopher) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shield #3 (With: ,,,Adam Christopher) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shield #4 (With: ,,,Adam Christopher) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of New World of Darkness Books

with Monte Cook
Vampire: The Requiem (By:Ari Marmell) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Armory (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadows of Mexico (By:) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Monte Cook's World of Darkness (By:Monte Cook) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Bones: Us and Our Dice(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Feeding Kate(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Malfeasance Occasional(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trouble in the Heartland(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Exigencies(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crimespree Magazine #64(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nights of the Living Dead Anthology(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death & Honey(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Grimdark Magazine Issue #27(2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chuck Wendig is a well-known screenwriter and a novelist and is also the game designer of the popular game – Hunder: Game of the Vigil. He has authored several series of books, most popular being – Miriam Black, The Heartland Trilogy, The Star Wars, Mookie Pearl, Atlanta Burns, Heartland YA, Blue Blazes, Dinocalypse Trilogy and is also known for his screen writing for This Guy, SmallSmall Thing (2013) and Pandemic (2011) along with other works in comics, games genre with him already having contributed over 2 million words to this industry. He was also a finalist of the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and the cowriter of the Emmy-nominated storyline Collapsus. He is also writes his popular blog, He was a member in the ‘Sundanc’e Film Festival Screenwriter’s Lab in 2010 along with his writing co-writer Lance Weiler to represent Pandemic. He currently resides among the nature trails ofPennsyltucky with his wife, son and red dog. He works with Stacia Decker of the Donald Mass Literary Agency.


He has a penchant for writing in Science fiction and Fantasy thrillers category. One of his most popular books in the Miriam Black series is the first novel titled – Blackbirds. Through this novel, he introduced his famous character of Miriam Black. This book character is a female protagonist and has a special psychological power of visualizing of a person’s death by the mere ability of touch of skin. A small excerpt from the book summarizing the plot is –“Miriam Black knows the how of your peril. This makes her daily life a living hell, especially when you can’t do anything about it, or stop trying to. She’s foreknown numerous of car smashes, heart strokes and attacks, recklessness and suicides. By just a touch of a hand or leg or even a finger with any person and she is able to prophesize and when your final moments will occur. Miriam has given up trying to save people; that only makes their deaths happen. But then she asks for a favor of a ride from Louis Darling and by a welcome handshake she sees in thirty days that Louis is going to be killed and he calls “Miriam” while dying. She can understand the cause of death of Louis, and Miriam is going to be the next casualty. She cannot escape this future and cannot do anything to stop this, but Miriam still dares to challenge it and takes a steps to curb. Will she succeed?”

This book has created a large fan base of the author in fantasy and crime mystery and also in Paranormal and psychics section. There is some section of renders in this genre who have mixed reviews for it as well owing to the fact that the content has a lot of violence and brutality and the writing style is a dark narrative with black comedy. The book also offers a bit of supernatural horror along with the natural flow of crime thriller style story telling format. Like this Chuck has very successfully created and magnified various book characters for e.g. Mookie of the Mookie pearl fame, Cael McAvoy in The Heartland Trilogy and many more. His distinguished style of writing, and bold experimentation with the writing content, the choice of words and tight story writing has made this author quite favorite of many a readers.

Another of his famous novels is the star wars series book – Aftermath which has also been used as screenplay for the movie by the same name – “Star Wars – AfterMath”. This is a science fantasy fiction that is set between Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi in 1983 and Star Wars: Episode VII the Force Awakens. This novel is first in the trilogy -Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakenspublishing. In Chuck’s words “he was bursting with girlish joy when he came to know that he had been chosen to write the sequel of this extremely popular series.

Aftermath reveals the beginnings of a new administration post the Empire’s defeat in theBattle of Endor, and features favorite characters from the Star Wars films. It was released on September 4, 2015. The author here describes the current states of the Empire and Rebel Alliance with new and exciting characters. The writing is crisp and give a visualization of this unexplored space.

Readers’ response to book Aftermath is mixed. One of the many popular critic review had been that –while “it wasn’t as abysmal as other reviewers made it out to be” and the character of Admiral Sloane was widely appreciated by many. In another critical review of the book, many readers feel that there are too many new characters introduced which becomes a little heavy for the reader to absorb in the narrative. This also distracts from connect with the story. The familiar characters are mentioned in the book in a very limited content which are a severe disappointment to the masses.

He has also experimented with humorous and reference writing with his another famous novel – “250 Things You Should Know About Writing”. Chuck Wending provides creative and honest career advice to the aspiring writers around the world and due to its light and humorous writing style has become quite popular. Chuck Wendig provides insights on 11 writing topics with 25 approx. inputs on each-

The list of topics covered are:
– Being a Writer
– Writing a Novel
– Storytelling
– Character
– Plot
– Dialogue
– Description
– Editing, Revising, Rewriting
– Getting Published
– Writing a Sentence
– Writing a Screenplay

The author covers the topics in flair with the touch of being informative and a crude sense of humor for which his blog posts are famous for. The writing advice is non-revolutionary but fundamental and can serve as basic practical guideline for writing commercial fictions and also serves as an interesting read for its high entertainment value. Although, Chuck’s sense of humor is wry and usually includes profanity and also politically incorrect statements sometimes, his fan base is loyal and are the ones who do not get easily offended.

Another of his literary writing advice books are “five hundred ways to be a better writer”, “The Kick-Ass Writer: 1001 Ways to Write Great Fiction, Get Published, and Earn Your Audience”, “Confessions of a Freelance Penmonkey” etc., the last one being the collections of his hilarious blog posts on writing experiences. The Kick-Ass writer was e-book published by the Writer’s Digest.

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