Nick Wilford and Reckoning, plus an interview
Nick Wilford is a writer and stay-at-home dad. Once a journalist, he now makes use of those early morning times when the house is quiet to explore the realms of fiction, with a little freelance editing and formatting thrown in. When not working he can usually be found spending time with his family or wrangling his six adorable dogs. His first traditionally published novel, a YA sci-fi adventure entitled The Becalmer, will release from Creative James Media in August 2023.
In addition to writing the Black & White trilogy, a YA dystopian series, Nick wrote A Change of Mind and Other Stories, a collection featuring a novella and five short stories, four of which were previously published in Writer’s Muse magazine. He is also the editor of Overcoming Adversity: An Anthology for Andrew. You can also find him at Nick Wilford, Speculative Author.
my favourite author because he took aspects of our everyday lives and made them
fantastic through his world and characters. We can somehow recognize the people
and situations even though they might involve vampires, wizards, trolls and so
on. A rare gift.
3. Where do you find ideas for your stories?
Nick: All over the place! I pick things up from the news all the time, but they might not
spark a story straight away – two or more ideas will mash together in my brain and present something interesting. Other times they do just come out of nowhere, or maybe in response to something in my life. For example, with this series, we all have to spend so much time cleaning, and I was thinking how much easier it would be if dirt wasn’t a thing and everything just stayed clean all the time. Then that extended itself to no disease, and I was thinking how that could be achieved. It turned out it had a dark side, and it just went on from
The time has come for those who perpetrated wrongdoing and suffering on the land of Loretania to face their judgement. Lord Histender and the other members of the deposed Reformers’ Government are in jail awaiting trial for keeping that country in a state of disease-ridden deprivation, alongside other heinous crimes.
NOW for the bookkeeping part. Get it? Book…keeping because when you buy Nick’s book (or several), you get to keep it.
You can purchase:
· The Becalmer from Creative James Media August 2023
Do you know Nick? Did you learn anything new about him? If you’re a writer, are titles the easy part of your writing or do you wait until the end to name it?