Interview with Nate Henderson

Who are your favorite authors?
The most influential writer on my work has been both the fiction and non-fiction works of George Orwell.

Fiction writers who have inspired me Isobelle Carmody, Phillip Pullman, J.K. Rowling, Anne Bishop, Isaac Asimov and Frank Herbert. I am an avid reader of fantasy and stories that take me on a journey!

Some non-fiction writers who have inspired me include some classics - Hobbes, Mill, Plato, Freud, Rousseau, and Foucault - and newer writers such as Jared Diamond. I am an avid reader of non-fiction works in a range of areas including politics, philosophy, law, physics, biology and diplomacy.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I really wanted to share my ideas and stories with the world. At first I tried selling the idea to agents and publishers, but I realised that in the current age of the Internet, there were other options to get your ideas into the world. Therefore, I decided to self-publish so I could focus on writing and sharing more ideas and stories with my audience.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I try and write and much and as often as I can, but when I am not writing I work as a diplomat for the Australian government (which takes up considerable time). Together with my wife, I love to travel, to see the world, and to meet people.
What is your writing process?
As someone who works full time, I write in my spare time as my way to relax. One of my favorite times to write is Saturday morning. After a full week of working, there is nothing like the knowledge that on Saturday morning, I will be writing.

On these mornings, I get out of bed, make some coffee, put some great Saturday morning music on, and open up my computer. Then it is just me, the music and my writing for the next few hours.
What are you working on next?
I am currently working on a number of projects, both fiction and non-fiction:

- I am working on a fiction story set in a world with Elves, Dragons, Wizards, Fairies and Vampires. The main character and his friends will save the world. Due out 2017.
- Imagine a world where human's are only sexually active for one month a year. What would happen if a child is born outside of this month? Will society accept him? Or will they see it as a bad omen. This work of fiction due out 2017.
- Have you read my work on philosophy "Ideas on the Essentials"? If not, take a read ahead of a 2017 release of my second book on philosophy.
Published 2016-08-13.
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Books by This Author

The Movie of Life and Other Short Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,440. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
The Movie of Life is about a man named Isaac, who fights the oppression of the five world powers. Coming from a poor background, he rises up to become head of an organisation that fights for the freedom of the people of the world. Isaac succeeds in the end but this story is not about the destination, it is about Isaac's journey, his movie of life. Four short stories are also in his collection.
The Hopeful Bowl: 15 Principles for a Happy Life
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,190. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success, Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help
Do you know the secret to living a good life? The Hopeful Bowl: 15 Principles for a Happy Life answers that question. Inside, you will find 15 “recipes” that simply explain the ingredients and method for living a good life – just like cooking your favourite meal! Don’t live the bland meal of life. Instead, create the most fulfilling meals you have ever tasted. This is your hopeful bowl!
Ideas on the Essentials - Redefining our Needs in a Modern World
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,970. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Government
Ideas on the Essentials provides social commentary for today, but based on age-old philosophical traditions of Plato, Hobbes, Locke, Mill and Rousseau. Any reader with an interest in how the world works, and how to continue improving our systems will find Ideas on the Essentials an indispensable read. This book is a short and accessible commentary on issues that should matter to everyone