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Born in 1977, Greenock, Scotland, Nigel is the youngest of four children. His family moved to Bristol when he was only a few months old and stayed there until 1985 when they moved to the North coast of Scotland where he stay until attending the University of Dundee in 1995.
Nigel achieved a BSc (Hons) Biochemistry before going on to studying an MSc in Clinical Oncology at the University of Nottingham. During his time at university, Nigel joined an online writing group and developed his writing ability through yahoogroups, a group he continued writing for until the early part of 2010.
Nigel also grew up going to The Salvation Army where he learnt to read music and play a brass instrument. He wrote numerous songs and poems with a Christian feel, which were later published on writing.com. It was not until 2007, when Nigel put his hand to Spiritual Monologues, but always felt like he wanted to do more.
Nigel graduated as a Secondary Science Teacher in 2005, after which he took on jobs of proofreading pieces from friends and colleagues. He enjoyed developing his attention to detail, a skill that has proven useful at school as well as in his writing career. He joined other online writing groups, including writing.com and published a number of articles, poems and songs through the group.
In 2011, Nigel published Black Donald, a supernatural novella based in Scotland, published through equill publishing and available from Amazon.co.uk
Nigel currently lives in Whitehaven, UK, with his wife, twin boys and dog.
Sadly, following a minor head injury, Nigel struggles to concentrate on stories and writing but is working to overcome that.
C.J. Grant is Nigel's pen name for when he writes science fiction stories.