I first came across Nicholson’s work when he showed up as
a "customers who bought this item also bought" selection on the
product page for one of my books. Being relatively new to the Amazon Kindle, I
was curious. It took only a few clicks for me to realize that Nicholson is a
prolific writer that has transformed himself as the publishing landscape has
changed. Rather than clinging to the archaic tendencies of legacy publishers,
he is branching out into self-published ebooks as well as other ideas that will
challenge what it means to write a book. Currently, I am reading “The Harvest”
which is a tale of an alien invasion of a different variety. Nicholson
combines elements of sci-fi, contemporary character-driven fiction, and
apocalyptic outbreak stories. He paces the novel so you find yourself in a
place where it’s difficult to put it down. Without being a spoiler, I can tell
you that I’ll never look at mountain folk the same way again.
I admire Nicholson because he does not get mired in
genre-specifics or cater to stereotypes. He writes horror and paranormal but
he does dress entirely in black (I do, FYI). As a musician and author, I
recognize the danger of the pigeonhole, besides the pigeon droppings.
Do yourself a favor and grab Nicholson’s latest Kindle
box set. You can get it here:
This is the inaugural “Author Profile” feature and I hope
to continue it. Guest blogging can be both a blessing and a curse. I feel
guilty asking an author to do it because it requires reciprocity. “Gee thanks,
J. Now you’ve added another thing to my to-do list; a guest blog post.”
Therefore, I’m taking the burden off of you, fellow authors. If you invite me
to guest post on your blog and you do not want to have to write one for mine, I
would be happy to profile you in this format. Get in
touch if you are interested.
You can read my guest post on Scott’s blog here.