Nate Hendley was born in New Haven, Connecticut in 1966 but grew up in Waterloo, ON.
From 1985 - 1989, he attended Trent University in Peterborough, ON, and graduated with an Honours BA in Cultural Studies. In 1990 he returned to school to study journalism at Conestoga College in Kitchener, ON. Shortly thereafter, he began freelancing.
Since the early 1990s, Nate has written hundreds of news articles, features, profiles, investigative pieces, advertorials, corporate stories and public relations items. His writing credits include The National Post, The Globe and Mail, Marketing Magazine, eye weekly, The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Journal.
He is particularly adept at writing about political, social and cultural issues, automotive, high-tech and business topics and health-related concerns.
In addition to his work as a journalist, he is a published author, formerly with Altitude Publishing, and now with Five Rivers.
Nate has also published two children's books with Jackfruit Press of Toronto: Jean Chretien: The Scrapper Who Climbed His Way to the Top (2005) and William Lyon Mackenzie King: The Loner Who Kept Canada Together (2006). Nate has also written two books, Bonnie and Clyde: A Biography (published 2007) and American Gangsters (published 2010) for U.S. firm ABC-CLIO.
Nate is the Ontario Regional Director of the Professional Writers Association of Canada. PWAC is a national organization that represents the interests of freelance writers.
Nate lives in Toronto with a demanding cat.
He has a website at www.natehendley.com and a blog at http://crimestory.wordpress.com/
Where to find Nate Hendley online
Where to buy in print
Steven Truscott: Decades of Injustice
Imagine being a 14 year-old boy who takes a classmate on a bike ride one spring evening. In the days to follow, the classmate is found dead and you stand accused of rape and murder.
John Lennon: Music, Myth and Madness
Arguably the most famous musician of all time, John Lennon was enormously successful when it came to selling records and filling concert halls, but a failure in certain aspects of his private life.
One of crime’s most colourful and idiosyncratic leaders is examined in crime writer Nate Hendley’s fast-paced book. A treat for fans of true-crime and bizarre mob stories. Nate Hendley brings to the lexicon of gangster profiles a meticulously researched, very human examination of this legendary figure.
Crystal Death: North America's Most Dangerous Drug
A hard-hitting look at the most dangerous illegal drug in North America. A fact-based account featuring up to the minute interviews and life stories from users, dealers and doctors, with a Canadian perspective on the problem and its potential solutions. An important book for teachers, parents and anyone interested in, or living close to, this devastating drug.
Al Capone: Chicago's King of Crime
Crime writer Nate Hendley examines the life and crimes of Al Capone, the world’s most famous gangster, during his brief reign over corrupt, Prohibition-era Chicago. A fresh, personal look at this iconic figure.
Motivate to Create: a guide for writers
Veteran freelance writer Nate Hendley explains how to start up or step-up your writing career.
Straight-forward advice and commentary on a largely unexplored topic.