Nickie Cochran


Nickie Cochran, a.k.a. THE GERMAN GHOST LADY, was born and raised in Heidelberg, Germany. As a military wife, she had become accustomed to move every few years and finally came to accept that she enjoys writing more than hanging curtains in her new home in Colorado Springs.

When she's not working on her latest project, she enjoys reading paranormal romance novels involving quirky ghosts and unexpected time travel.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I'm originally from Heidelberg, Germany. Occasionally, I get home-sick and I find that's when I write my best scenes. Maybe it's because I can vividly imagine my characters hanging out at the places I've been to many times myself. I see the scenes unfold in my head like in a movie and since I know the surroundings, it makes it easier for me to write those stories. Basically, it's one heck of a good excuse to go down memory lane and take my characters to my favorite haunts.
Who are your favorite authors?
That's easy. I love Lynn Kurland's time-travel series. Her characters are fun, quirky, and always in a pickle of some sort.

The same goes for the Cindy Miles books.

Another author I'm crazy about lately is David Safier - a German author that writes chick-lit with a fun, spiritual twist - think a woman dies and re-incarnates as an ant, dies again, and comes back as a dog, flower, guinea pig, etc. until she learns a lesson. This book is called Bad Karma in English and I laughed my butt off the entire time that I was reading it. David Safier has written several books like that and all of them are equally funny.
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Where to find Nickie Cochran online

Where to buy in print


Menschenring - Ein Kurzroman
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,830. Language: German. Published: July 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Peter, ein Anthropologe, der sich auf das Aufklären von Sichtungen magischer Geschöpfe spezialisiert, glaubt überhaupt nicht an Feen. Doch das ändert sich, wenn er eine schöne Frau in einem Feenring, mitten in der irischen Landschaft findet. Hätte er ihr doch bloß nicht geholfen, dann wäre sein Leben noch schön berechenbar wie zuvor...
Human Circle - A Novelette
Series: Do you spook German?. Price: Free! Words: 16,140. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Pete, an anthropologist whose specialty is debunking sightings of mythical creatures, didn't believe in fairies. When a beautiful woman, claiming to be a fairy princess on the run from her power-hungry fiancé, literally falls into his arms just outside of a fairy circle in Ireland, he begins to question his beliefs. Against his better judgment, he agrees to help her. He shouldn’t have.
The Heidelberg Ghost - A Romantic Comedy (Do You Spook German? Series - Book 1)
Series: Do you spook German?. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,160. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
***A MODERN DAY FAIRY-TALE THAT'LL MAKE YOU FORGET YOU HAD DINNER COOKING ON THE STOVE.*** Fall in love with the charming and quirky characters in this fun paranormal romance and adventure, as Andrea and her friends go on a quest to set Volker free from his ghostly demise. This story is set in Germany, with its rich history and traditions - Ireland is not the only place with cool castles, ya know

Smashwords book reviews by Nickie Cochran

  • The Backward Approach to Ebook Success on Sep. 21, 2012

    Great and honest guide on what to expect when first publishing your e-book. The author is sharing lots of great tips of how to avoid newbie mistakes and how to market your book effectively. I'm glad I read it and am about to start using some of the suggestions in the book.