Edward Nugent


In the distant past before the bloom of M.F.A. programs, Ed earned both a B.A. and a M.A. in English literature with the ambition to write great works of fiction. After a detour to work as a crinimal defense lawyer on Colorado's Western Slope where he learned to listen to and tell other people's stories, he retired hoping to rekindle the youthful ambition to write.
He is the author of a novella, No Escape and a novel, Every Song Tells a Story. He has written literary nonfiction pieces, "Mind Cañon" Literary Orphans Magazine, issue 26 and "Paean to Change, Hippocampus Magazine, Oct. 2018" which explore the natural enviornment and landscape in interaction with human consciousness. He resides on Mexico's Baja Peninsula, where in addition to writing, he engages in many outdoor pursuits, including moutain biking, hiking and exploration.

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
I'm working on a novel set in Western Colorado that explores a romantic relationship between two people from very different backgrounds and the nature and importance of community.
Who are your favorite authors?
I read constantly so there are many authors I have loved over the years. As a young person Hemingway had a deep impact because of his spare style and writing about modern topics. I have been heavily influenced by Western writers, especially Wallace Stegner, Edward Abby, and Terry Tempest Williams to name a few. John Steinbeck, Barbara Kingsolver, Peter Matthiessen are a few others. I am always eager to read all the incredibly talented young writers who are just beginning carreers
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No Escape
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,970. Language: American English. Published: June 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A glimpse into the mind of a psychopath, this is a story of murder, betrayal, escape, romance, and life on the run.
Every Song Tells a Story
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 60,640. Language: American English. Published: June 26, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Every person has a story, a song to be sung. By blending songs new melodies are produced. It is through the songs of others that Melody Jane Asten finds her own. Abused, addicted, imprisoned, and facing the loss of her young daughter, Melody struggles to move forward gaining strength from the stories of others who have endured life's hardships, from her own perseverence, and from an old bicycle.

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