Interview with Nathan Wilson

What do you read for pleasure?
I enjoy cracking open a novel that stimulates my imagination and tells stories that I've scarcely heard of or imagined. My favorite stories delve into the fiber of society and explore what constitutes "good" and "evil." I find that fantasy settings provide an excellent framework for grand plots, and it gives me the opportunity to lose myself in another world. I also enjoy mysteries that tickle my intuitions and leave me guessing. I gravitate toward stories that have a definite goal that can only be reached by overcoming hardship and struggle. After all, nothing worth striving for in life is easily acquired.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing at age seven. I was inspired by a short fantasy/horror story that my sister wrote. The lore woven into the plot immediately captivated me and I began to write every day well into my adulthood.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I take great joy in creating and developing characters over the course of a book. I especially enjoy fleshing out their personalities, motives, and relationships. Creating a bond between the reader and the characters is another favorite pasttime of mine. Whether the reader feels sympathy for the antagonist of The Undying God or views the heroine of Red Widow as a symbol of feminine strength, I know I've created something special as long as the reader has a strong reaction.
Published 2016-09-12.
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Books by This Author

Arsenic for the Soul (Vivian Xu, Book 2)
Price: Free! Words: 56,400. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Vivian and Camilla's fates seem to align until the latter receives a threat related to the Magdalene asylums. Clues lead her to believe the culprit is her last blood relative, who seems hellbent on reaping vengeance for her sins. As disease swarms Prague, Vivian is the only ally Camilla can put her faith in. If only Vivian's deepest desire didn't cost everything she holds dear to her soul.
Red Widow (Vivian Xu, Book 1)
Price: Free! Words: 82,050. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Every fantasy has a price. Vivian Xu knows this all too well, having catered to the criminal underworld in ways no one can imagine. Now she finds herself at the mercy of a homicide detective hellbent on stopping a deranged serial killer. Vivian becomes an informant in a game of hunt-or-be-hunted. Vivian will pay any price to see society again, even at the cost of becoming just like the killer.
The Undying God
Price: Free! Words: 93,520. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Ideology is the most dangerous weapon of all. A tormented man emerges from isolation to execute his vision of a moral society. When his methods leave hundreds dead, Nishka dives into the chaos. Is virginity truly sacred? A new ideology rears its head in response to this question. As more murders unfold, Nishka finds herself drawn to the extremist who believes his ideology is worth killing for.