Nicky P Gardiner is a newly published author and illustrator, with his début novel 'The Showman and the Shade'. A tale of revenge with a paranormal twist. This is his first novel in what will be a series of books in the 'Deadly Shades' series following his paranormal characters and their ongoing story.
Nicky Lives in Essex, England. He has a keen interest in history as well as anything that offers him a degree of escapism.
Nicky has a Facebook page and welcomes anyone who wishes to talk about the book, or wants to ask him a question regarding the novel. It is also a good way to find out about his up-coming novels.
He can be found on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Nicky.P.Gardiner.Author
When did you first start writing?
I have always written, but have never had a chance to finish any of my stories due to other work commitments and always being busy until recently (2014) when my personal circumstances changed and I had the opportunity to sit and complete a story. I took voluntary redundancy at my last place of work and at the same time I was diagnosed with a chronic arthritic condition (Psoriatic Arthritis) which meant I was less mobile, so I decided to use my time indoors more pro-actively and finish one of the many stories I had started! I am hoping to now continue writing as a new (and more enjoyable) career.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I like the fact that I have more control over the published content - even down to setting my own deadlines and creating my own artwork for the book cover.
Jack Wrightman was desperate for the success that had eluded him his entire life. This was until he stumbled upon an ancient book granting him power over the dead. Using dark magic he binds an unwitting soul to his will. His goal: to use the enslaved spirit to act as an intermediary in talking to the deceased, and to become a world-renowned spiritualist medium (and filthy rich to boot).