Nick Travers

Biography

Nick Travers spent twenty-five years in the finance industry, working with some of the most prestigious financial service providers in the UK - helping rich people become richer. He’s seen how banks and financial institutions work from the inside. Now he writes about how ordinary people can break the cycle of bank exploitation and take control of their own finances.

“There’s no secret or magic to making money like the rich. You just need to understand the financial risks, learn how to overcome them, and use the right financial strategies.” Nick Travers.

Nick is also a part-time Sci-fi and Steampunk author - check out his Nina Swift Steampunk series and his Mervyn Bright Young Adult Space Opera series - both available on Amazon.

Nick always wanted to be that mystical figure, an author, from almost the very first book he read, but he didn't start writing seriously until his early 40's, to occupy his mind on long commutes to London. Now he spend most of his free time writing.

Nick is married, with three children - all daughters - and he lives with his family in the New Forest, on the South coast of England.

In addition to writing, Nick lists his hobbies as gardening (the variety that employs a large pair of choppers and requires him to sit around admiring the view), swimming (because it frees his mind and releases his imagination), cycling (because it's an exercise that takes him somewhere), juggling (because he can), and one day he would like to learn to play the piano (because the trombone really isn’t a solo instrument).

Nick has two websites: www.NickTraversMoney.com, where he writes about saving and investing for ordinary people. And www.NickTraversAuthor.com, where he showcases his fiction books and blogs about the craft and business of writing.

Smashwords Interview

Describe your desk
My writing desk is a white opaque glass table, shaped like a kidney bean. It is in a bay window so is flooded with light and I love it. It has adjustable legs so I can use it sitting down or standing up - I find standing can sometimes energise me. However, I mostly write elsewhere.

In the summer, I like to write at a picnic table in the garden (in the shade) or get away from the house and write sitting out in the New Forest under a shady tree watching the wild ponies. In spring and autumn I often to be found writing in the conservatory in the very early morning while everyone else is still fast asleep.

I also write in pubs and siting in the car and in car parks. I can write almost anywhere provided it is peaceful and quiet. When I first started writing I would get my laptop out on the train on the commute to London, but I always had to have earplugs in to shut out the sounds of the world.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
That is easy. Losing myself a in a story world with my fictional characters.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Nick Travers online

Series

Books

Manage Your Money Like The Rich And Famous
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 36,420. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal finance / money management, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal finance / investing
How to boost your Savings and Investments. Anyone with access to the internet, a bank account, a computer or smartphone, and an hour or two per month, can now manage their own money like the rich and famous. “Straight forward and engaging, with simple explanations; this universal, common sense financial strategy, will work for anyone, with any amount of money to invest.”
Gaia's Brood
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 69,850. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
(4.00 from 4 reviews)
Airships, floating cities, and Steampunk adventure. Let the fabulous Nina Swift sweep you into her incredible dystopian future. Join the fabulous Nina Swift ducking and diving her way through a dystopian future via friendship, adventure, betrayal, and assassins. As Nina dives into the mystery of her mother’s past, she discovers the greatest secret of the age.
Helium3 Box Set
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,170. Language: British English. Published: September 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Today, at the centre of our galaxy, dwell small colonies of a most extraordinary species – humans. Fourteen-year-old Mervyn Bright has courage, tenacity, and three close friends from the Space Academy: Loren, a brilliant but despised out-worlder, Tarun, heir to a once-powerful dynasty, & Aurora, niece to the embattled Patriarch. Together they make a formidable team. Helium3 Episodes 1, 2, and 3
Helium3 Episode 3
Series: Helium 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 25,730. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
Today, at the centre of our galaxy, dwell small colonies of a most extraordinary species – humans. Mervyn Bright and three close friends from the Space Academy must risk everything to escape Lord De Monsero, and save his family, but in doing so he must pitch human-kind into the heart of a galactic conflict neither desire – it is time for humans to show their worth.
Helium3 Episode 2
Series: Helium 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 29,530. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Someone has destroyed Starlight, the mining asteroid Mervyn Bright calls home. He suspects scheming Lord De Monsero, but how can he prove it? Together with his friends from the Space Academy, he follows a trail of clues through the gritty underbelly of the galaxy to an explosive secret.
Helium3 Episode 1
Series: Helium 3. Price: Free! Words: 23,210. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2008. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
(4.50 from 12 reviews)
Today, at the centre of our galaxy, dwell small colonies of a most extraordinary species – humans. Fourteen-year-old Mervyn Bright has courage, tenacity, and three close friends from the Space Academy: Loren, a brilliant but despised out-worlder, Tarun, heir to a once-powerful dynasty, and Aurora, niece to the embattled Patriarch. Together they make a formidable team.