Nicholas (Nic) grew up as a young boy into a teenager on Thursday Island in the Torres Straits of North Queensland, Australia in the sixties and seventies. The sea and the islands have always been a part of his life, filled with days of swimming, spear fishing, cycling, exploring old war-time forts, ship-wreck fossicking, digging up old settlements, all fuelled by an over-active imagination and curiosity. He joined the Royal Australian Navy for junior officer training, and left as a Sub-Lieutenant after five years of interesting training and wonderful experiences.
He has gained several degrees and worked in ten countries in the Asia Pacific Region in international agricultural development. He now lives in the southern Philippines with his wife and two children. He uses his experiences of living in many countries and his exposure to the many different peoples, cultures, languages, foods, religions and lifestyles, to provide settings and realism for his writing.
Nic has written and published two novels to date. Black Hearts, Gold Warriors is his second novel and it tells the tale of the hunter and the hunted across the exotic and dangerous landscapes of Mindanao and Vietnam, from the close of WW2 to the start of the new millennium. It is an action adventure spiced with historical fiction and romance, with wonderful and heady scents and sounds of life in the colourful and vibrant world of SE Asia. Nic’s first book called Gold of the Generals, is being revised and will be released in January 2018 and it is a wonderful story of the hunt for war loot and treasures in the Philippines and Papua New Guinea.