Nico Pengin

Biography

Nico Pengin is a speculative fiction author who loves to create fun and imaginative stories that inspire kids and teens alike with a life-long love of reading. Drawing inspiration from his rich heritage as part of the Tainos people from the Caribbean, Nico Pengin is passionate about sharing his wild imagination with his readers. As an avid reader from a young age, he has been heavily inspired by books including Redwall by the late and great Brian Jacques, as well as Eiichiro Oda’s manga, One Piece. Nico Pengin is currently working on a book series, and his comic called Batey. In his spare time, he enjoys working out, spending time with his supportive family, and living his life to the fullest.

About the name Nico Pengin:
Nico Pengin is a gamer tag designed to honor a friend and mentor of the author who served as a positive role model when he was younger. It also combines elements of the popular children’s game Club Penguin, and the name has stuck with him ever since.

Nico Pengin es un autor de ficción especulativa al que le encanta crear historias divertidas e imaginativas que inspiran a niños y adolescentes por igual con un amor por la lectura de por vida. Inspirándose en su rica herencia como parte del pueblo taíno del Caribe, Nico Pengin siente pasión por compartir su imaginación salvaje con sus lectores. Como lector ávido desde una edad temprana, se ha inspirado en gran medida en libros como Redwall del difunto y gran Brian Jacques, así como en el manga de Eiichiro Oda, One Piece. Nico Pengin está trabajando actualmente en una serie de libros y su cómic llamado Batey. En su tiempo libre, le gusta hacer ejercicio, pasar tiempo con su familia que lo apoya y vivir su vida al máximo.

Sobre el nombre Nico Pengin:
Nico Pengin es una etiqueta de jugador diseñada para honrar a un amigo y mentor del autor que sirvió como un modelo positivo a seguir cuando era más joven. También combina elementos del popular juego infantil Club Penguin, y el nombre se le ha quedado grabado desde entonces.

Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite authors are Brian Jacques "Redwall" series, and Eiichiro Oda for "One Piece", Anthony Horowitz for "Alex Rider" series, and most recently, George R. Martin for "A Game of Thrones" as I have yet finish reading A Song of Ice and Fire book series, I have the set though just not the time.
What's the story behind your latest book?
A young boy just wants to be seen and heard in the professional league. By any means necessary. Inspired by the Tainos of the Caribbean playing a futuristic version of the game with flying boots in, Batey Ascending.
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Where to find Nico Pengin online

Videos

Interview with Nico Pengin on YouTube
Smashwords poke and prod at the depths of Nico's literary mind in this comprehensive Q&A, covering subjects from favorite books, to writing process, all the way through to what gets him out of bed in the morning. Enjoy, and don't forget to subscribe for your steady serving of innovative mind-food!

Series

Batey en Español
La serie Batey se desarrolla en Gibraltar, una nave espacial extraterrestre gigante que flota alrededor de la Tierra después de su desaparición, con la creación de un nuevo deporte dentro de la enorme nave espacial con tecnología muy avanzada y extraterrestres aburridos, la historia de nuestros personajes principales toma forma. .. Por favor lea con responsabilidad, Nico Pengin.
Batey Ascendiendo
Price: $1.49 USD.
Batey Descendiendo
Price: $1.99 USD.
Batey
The Batey series is set on the Gibraltar, a giant alien space ship hovering around Earth after its demise, with the creation of a new sport inside of the huge spaceship with far advance technology and bored aliens, the story of our main characters takes shape... Please read responsibly, Nico Pengin.
Batey Ascending
Price: $1.99 USD.
Batey Descending
Price: $1.99 USD.

Books

Batey Descendiendo
Series: Batey en Español. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,650. Language: Spanish. Published: June 22, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Romance » Sports
En un futuro distópico, donde el comportamiento humano finalmente ha conducido a la destrucción de la Tierra, una raza alienígena ha salvado a algunos de los que estaban dispuestos a escapar de un planeta condenado. Mientras viven en su enorme nave nodriza... un antiguo juego con raíces caribeñas se reinventa. El Nuevo Batey se convierte en su entretenimiento y surgen nuevos héroes para jugarlo.
Batey Ascendiendo
Series: Batey en Español. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 10,800. Language: Spanish. Published: June 21, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Un mundo impulsado por la tecnología, un deporte emocionante que desafía la gravedad y un equipo heterogéneo de jugadores decididos a ganar contra viento y marea.
Batey Descending
Series: Batey. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,700. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Romance » Sports
In a dystopian future, where human behavior has finally brought destruction to the planet, an alien race has saved some of those who were willing to escape from a doomed Earth. Living on their vast mother ship, with everything they need, an age-old game is reinvented from a Native American sport. New Batey becomes their entertainment and new heroes emerge to play it.
La Insurrección de los Lápices
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,450. Language: Spanish. Published: September 8, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Este es tu mundo favorito de utensilios de escritura que cobran vida. Una historia épica sobre los lápices que buscan una aventura en un mundo paralelo. ¡Levantaos, lápices, uníos! Los lápices de todas las formas y tamaños deben unirse para derribar los bolígrafos demasiado restrictivos que los han esclavizado durante demasiado tiempo.
Batey Ascending
Series: Batey. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,620. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
A technology-fueled world, a thrilling gravity-defying sport, and a ragtag team of players determined to win against all odds. Saved from an imploding earth by a race of benevolent aliens, Nico is a plucky young sports player with a dream of making it big in their futuristic gravity ball game called Batey. But it won’t be that simple. Faced with teams of cyborgs and genetically modified human oppo
The Uprising of the Pencils
Price: Free! Words: 5,250. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
The Uprising of the Pencils follows a band of pencil power tools as they go on a dangerous and life-changing journey to take back what was rightfully theirs. From nervous nellies who can't stand up for themselves, to sly scouts using their color to conquer the enemy. Follow and introduce your kids to these courageous characters as they speak out against tyranny and work together side by side now.