Nicholas Trandahl


Nicholas Trandahl was born in 1984. He has been writing fictional stories for as long as he can remember and reading them for about as long. His passion for poetry came while serving in the United States Army. He now lives and writes from Wyoming.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing, for me, is being afforded the opportunity to create ideas, characters and places and forging something tangible out of those intellectual constructs. The idea of crafting a story with well-developed characters is intensely satisfying to me. I feel privileged beyond measure to be a writer and share my fiction with others. When it comes to poetry, however, the greatest joy stems from being able to purge any sadness, depression or sorrow that I may be consumed with the simple act of writing prose. For, me writing poetry is the ultimate form of self-medication.
What do your fans mean to you?
I am utterly humbled when somebody reads my work and can engage in discussions with me about what they liked or disliked. For me, reading something is a thought-out process. I'm quite picky when it comes to reading and I carefully choose the books I'm going to read and invest my time in. So when somebody takes their own cherished reading time and uses it to read my books I feel extremely honored. Writing is something that I do for myself and being able to share it with others is icing on the literary cake.
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Cocktails & Other Stories
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 41,510. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2015 by Swyers Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Cocktails & Other Stories is the debut collection of Nicholas Trandahl’s contemporary short fiction. Within these pages, the reader will follow Trandahl’s delicate and vivid prose through fifteen tales that are focused on the beauty and tension of human interaction and the drama of modern relationships.
An Uncomfortable Life
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,690. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2014 by Swyers Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Adventure » General
Five years after a successful debut novelist vanishes, a literary journalist and the brother of the missing writer embark on a search to find and locate him. Confrontations ensue with the vanished novelist, with the unpredictable elements of nature, and with a literary mystery that stretches back across time to the 1940s and beyond in a story of mystery, literature, lies, family, and love.
Clark's Turning Leaf
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 53,430. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2014 by Swyers Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Classics
Clark Grant, renowned Seattle writer of romantic poetry, has fallen into a literal and literary darkness. Depression, grim dark poetry, and a failed suicide attempt tarnish his recent past. In an effort to turn over a new leaf and make some much needed changes, Clark relocates to the rural Berkshires of western Massachusetts. In the forested hills of Massachusetts Clark relearns...
Lost Yellow
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,210. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2013 by Swyers Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
This collection of poetry was written during dark times of my life as a form of self-medication for anxiety and depression. While I was deployed in the Middle East as a soldier in the U.S. Army these ailments overwhelmed me with such savagery that I was overcome and consumed by them. Being able to treat myself with writing and creativity kept me sane and functional.
The Azure Wizard - A Legend of the Fallen Baronies
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 81,600. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2012 by Swyers Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Wizardcraft is dead. It is a part of the ancient past of the realm known as the Three Baronies. However, that is about to change. A young storyteller of a mountainous land in the north travels into the heart of the baronies to make something of himself. The storyteller finds himself in a tale of his own, one enveloped in adventure, danger, duty and love.

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