Monday, September 30, 2013

Clay wrote a book

So my husband, Clayton Phillipp, wrote a BOOK!

The story is pretty funny actually because it all started a little over a year ago when I was talking to Clay about how much I wanted to write a book, but I couldn't think of anything to write. I didn't have any good ideas. Like...plot? How in the world do you come up with that?!

We were tossing around ideas, and he came up with one that made me like...stop in my boots and say, "You need to write that!" so he started writing.

I read his first chapter and before I knew it I forgot I was reading something my husband wrote! I had to stop and be like, "Woah- you wrote this!" It was a crazy experience. From then on I told him he HAD to keep writing. He had a talent that neither of us were aware of!

He kept writing and eventually completed a book. It's called The Wild. I am so happy to report that it is such a good book! It's based in a post-apocalyptic world and the main theme is survival. The characters are great, the story is great, the writing is great, I'm so proud of him.

If you like books like Hunger Games, Divergent, Maze Runner, Uglies, etc, you will love this book. I highly recommend it!

We decided to self-publish on Amazon Kindle. So please, buy the book and read it and give it reviews on amazon! Tell your friends about it! Tell your sisters, brothers, parents, children!

We are so excited to finally share this with people! It's been quite the secret between us for quite some time :) This entire time Clay has been like...are you sure? It's really good? Are you sure? Because this is seriously nothing he ever imagined doing. It was just so random that he ever ended up doing it, because I was asking him about plot ideas! He was just as shocked as I was that he had it in him to write a book, and a good one at that.

If you don't have a kindle, you can download the app for free on any smart phone or tablet. It's so easy and so worth it. The book is only $2.99!

We would really appreciate your help on this to help spread the word, and of course we want you to read it and enjoy it! I know you will!

Thanks in advance for your support and I'm so excited to hear what you guys think! YAY!

Click HERE to buy the book!

PS- If you are really wanting to help spread the word but can't think of specific ways, here are some ideas: Facebook, Pintrest, Goodreads, Instagram, Twitter, Blog, and word of mouth!


  1. That is so cool! I'm so happy for him. I can't imagine how good it must feel to actually finish a book. I love to write, but rarely finish anything. I want to read it, but I feel like I should finish Jane Eyre first. I'm almost done. Can't wait to read it and tell you what I think! Love you!

  2. Clay I am so proud of you! And you guys are REALLY good secret keepers! I am SO excited to read it! I'm going to read thsi week when i'm babysitting lizzie's kids, after they go to bed. I also think this is so brave of you, to show everyone your work, that alone is inspiring! So happy for you and proud!

  3. I'm pretty excited to read this. I think I'll do it right now actually. B is asleep and I want to take a break and didn't know what to do with myself, then I read this and remembered- Oh yeah! I'm pretty excited, to be honest. I've just been reading parenting books. It will be good to read something FUN, not informational. LOVE YOU.

  4. If Amy can read it, that will be pretty impressive! She couldn't even get through Harry Potter :)

  5. I think the same thing all the time. I would love to write a book, but I have no story in my head, no ideas. That's great that you guys came up with one. All the books you compared it to are on my favorites list, so I'm sure I'll love it!

  6. LOVED it !!!!! Anyone reading this and have not purchase it DO it!! Danielle is right you read along and can't believe it is someone you know that wrote it! I kept thinking Clay had this in his head! Crazy!