Nathan Wilson


Born in 1990, Nathan Wilson's love affair with writing began at the age of seven when he read The Nightingale, a short story by his sister. Eight years and approximately 32 manuscripts later, he began to brainstorm the plot for his debut novel, The Undying God, which he published in 2012. His most recent work is Red Widow, a psychological thriller and mystery novel.

Smashwords Interview

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.
What was your writing process for Red Widow?
I would wait until the last vestiges of sunlight died before working on the manuscript for Red Widow. Inspiration visited me in the sordid hours of night when I felt isolated and psychologically vulnerable. I would douse my room in a muted red light and play melancholy ambience or dark psytrance as it suited me. On rare occasion, my nightmares provided me with flickers of inspiration. Sometimes, I indulged in spirits for passages that required an altered state of mind. I spent a great deal of time musing on my fear of failure and disengagement from society while writing from the protagonist's point of view.
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Red Widow (Vivian Xu, Book 1)
Price: Free! Words: 82,150. 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.

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adventure    crime    epic fantasy    fantasy    fantasy action    god    horror    murder    mystery    sexuality    thriller    young adult