Nick Travers

Biography

Nick wanted to be that mystical figure, an author, from almost the very first book he read. As a child his mind constantly buzzed with characters and adventures, fed by an insatiable appetite for stories. Unfortunately, a childhood tramping the wilds of Dartmoor (in the UK), the joys of playing jazz trombone, and generally having a blast, left little time for serious writing as he grew up.

Later, an education in science and the demands of holding down a career again pushed writing to one side. Finally, with a second-hand laptop off e-bay Nick embarked on his first Novel - Helium 3.0.

Nick has migrated north since his childhood, swapping the wilds of Dartmoor for the tranquility of the New Forrest (Hampshire, UK). He is enjoying the adventure of having a family (the greatest adventure of his life) with three lively daughters, who all enjoy reading as much as he does.

In addition to writing, Nick lists his hobbies as gardening (the variety that employs a large pair of choppers and requires him to sit around admiring the view), swimming (because it frees his mind and releases his imagination), juggling (because he can), and one day he would like to learn to play the piano (because the trombone really isn’t a solo instrument).

Visit Nick's blog at www.NickTravers.com to catch up on current activity and articles about writing.

Smashwords Interview

Describe your desk
My writing desk is a white opaque glass table, shaped like a kidney bean. It is in a bay window so is flooded with light and I love it. It has adjustable legs so I can use it sitting down or standing up - I find standing can sometimes energise me. However, I mostly write elsewhere.

In the summer, I like to write at a picnic table in the garden (in the shade) or get away from the house and write sitting out in the New Forest under a shady tree watching the wild ponies. In spring and autumn I often to be found writing in the conservatory in the very early morning while everyone else is still fast asleep.

I also write in pubs and siting in the car and in car parks. I can write almost anywhere provided it is peaceful and quiet. When I first started writing I would get my laptop out on the train on the commute to London, but I always had to have earplugs in to shut out the sounds of the world.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
That is easy. Losing myself a in a story world with my fictional characters.
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Where to find Nick Travers online


Books

Helium 3 Omnibus
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Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 78,170. Language: British English. Published: September 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Today, at the centre of our galaxy, dwell small colonies of a most extraordinary species – humans. Fourteen-year-old Mervyn Bright has courage, tenacity, and three close friends from the Space Academy: Loren, a brilliant but despised out-worlder, Tarun, heir to a once-powerful dynasty, & Aurora, niece to the embattled Patriarch. Together they make a formidable team. Books 3.0, 3.1 & 3.2 together
Falling For You
By
Price: Free! Words: 700. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
Despite her love life resembling a slow motion train crash, Amanda literally falls for her guy. A very short story based on an advert that really did appear in the Evening Standard newspaper.
Justin Beiber is a werewolf
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Price: Free! Words: 980. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
(4.00 from 1 review)
It’s a Mexican standoff between the Beiber Wolf, Harry Potter, Damon Salvatore and Buffy The Vampire Slayer – only one can leave alive; who is the strongest? Who has the instinct to survive.
Helium3.2
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Series: Helium 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,750. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2010. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
Today, at the centre of our galaxy, dwell small colonies of a most extraordinary species – humans. Mervyn Bright and three close friends from the Space Academy must risk everything to escape Lord De Monsero, and save his family, but in doing so he must pitch human-kind into the heart of a galactic conflict neither desire – it is time for humans to show their worth.
Helium3.1
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Series: Helium 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,530. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2010. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Someone has destroyed Starlight, the mining asteroid Mervyn Bright calls home. He suspects scheming Lord De Monsero, but how can he prove it? Together with his friends from the Space Academy, he follows a trail of clues through the gritty underbelly of the galaxy to an explosive secret. WAIT - Buy the whole Helium3 Series, in the omnibus edition, for 60% less than Helium 3.1 & 3.2 combined price.
Helium3
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Series: Helium 3. Price: Free! Words: 23,210. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2008. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
(4.50 from 12 reviews)
Today, at the centre of our galaxy, dwell small colonies of a most extraordinary species – humans. Fourteen-year-old Mervyn Bright has courage, tenacity, and three close friends from the Space Academy: Loren, a brilliant but despised out-worlder, Tarun, heir to a once-powerful dynasty, and Aurora, niece to the embattled Patriarch. Together they make a formidable team.

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