Born far too many years ago, Nigel now lives in Milton Keynes, middle England, with his good lady wife, and works in the IT industry. He attends the Northampton SF Writers Workshop each month, where contributors’ work is subjected to very constructive critique.
Nigel’s ambition is to win the lottery and retire to the romantic coastline of Cornwall, there to remain until he becomes a part of the rugged scenery in the fullness of time. He used to have a motorbike but now just has a car that serves as target practice for any birds that happen to be around. Sometimes he and his wife go for a cycle ride. Sort of. He says, “We pedal for about 200 yards then pause while pretending to adjust the chain or something. One day we hope to reach the end of the road.”
Nigel has written several short stories, including The Tower, published in Shoes, Ships and Cadavers by NewCon Press, and Waif, Garrison, The Cookie Tin and Ferryman, all published by Greyhart Press. He has also written a children’s fantasy novel, The Scrapdragon, that he is looking to place, and is currently working on a Gothic horror novel.
Nigel’s episodic novel Badger’s Waddle will be coming by the end of 2012. We printed a short run for FantasyCon in September but we’re still awaiting the final artwork. It’s a little difficult to describe but perilously easy to read. Think PG Wodehouse meets Douglas Adams. You can read the opening chapter (which stands alone as a short story) at our website here.
Meanwhile, check out his superb collection of short stories and novelettes: The Cookie Tin Collection.
Many of those stories are available individually, and some are available for free (see our free story page for latest details)
Garrison (novelette) – how far will an old soldier go to protect his comrades?
Waif (short story) – when the Master calls for her, will Waif prove worthy?
Ferryman (short story) – in a future Britain what kind of person extinguishes lives professionally?
The Cookie Tin (novelette) – what if you had a machine that could let you feel other people’s emotions.