A few weeks ago, we ran an article about Hugh Howey, a wildly successful self-published author with local connections. Ever the workhorse, Howey has kept busy since then, and he just finished up the second installment of the Shift Trilogy called Second Shift. When all three parts of the trilogy are complete, they’ll be combined into one book in the spring of 2013. Shift is the follow-up to Howey’s New York Times bestselling WOOL series.

In other news, WOOL is a semifinalist in GoodReads’ 2012 awards in the science fiction category, and Howey’s book I, Zombie is a semifinalist in the horror category. Stay up to date with the author at hughhowey.com.