My name is Nyla Naseer. I live in Birmingham, United Kingdom. I am a writer, blogger and adventurer. I write contemporary fiction and non-fiction.
My fiction writing includes stories of adventure, humour and overcoming adversity in unusual ways; naturally, this includes reference to the darker side of life. My non-fiction work concerns observations on social psychology: the impact of digital technology, or how workplace cultures operate.
Raised in a one parent household, I spent my early years living firstly in hostels and then council housing in Birmingham. I became a young carer at the age of eight. I’ve turned my hand to quite a few different things, from amassing academic credentials (for credibility purposes) to performance. My unusual life, in which I have associated with many creative sub-cultures, has enriched my experiences. Given the opportunity to gain a different perspective, I have always grabbed it; as a consequence, my life has never been short on real-life drama—be this on the streets of the inner city or in corridors of power, both environments in which I have felt equally comfortable—or uncomfortable. My experiences and observations motivate my writing.
Drawing upon my experience as an editor and keen to promote the work of other creative people and thinkers, I have established a number of active projects for writers and thinkers, which join the local with the global.
My personal identity strongly resists any stereotype. An advocate of the outdoors, I enjoy long-distance running and hill-walking in my spare time.
I run an active blog; please take a look! http://nylanaseer.co.uk
Follow me on twitter (I always follow back) @nylanaseer
Where to find Nyla Naseer online
Where to buy in print
The Pavement Gardener
Mara and Callum each come to London to find work—and find each other. They delve ever deeper into the murky and dangerous world of urban fight gambling—challenging Callum’s understanding of who he is and what he wants from life.
The gripping conclusion reveals the unpredictability of human nature and how revenge can be a double-edged sword. A story of desire, human frailty and self-realization.