Nik Morton hails from the north-east of England and has lived in Spain with his linguist-musician wife Jennifer for the last 15 years. He served in the Royal Navy for 23 years and has been writing for 53 years. He sold his first story in 1971 and has had 120 short stories published—some winning awards—in several genres such as action, adventure, romance, ghost, horror, sci-fi, western and crime. To date six collections of his short stories have been collected and published, the latest being Leon Cazador, P.I. He has edited periodicals and contributed to magazines hundreds of articles, book and film reviews. He has chaired several writers’ circles and run writing and screenplay workshops, and judged competitions. He has edited many books and for the period 2003-2007 he was sub-editor of the monthly colour magazine, Portsmouth Post, and for 2011-2013 he was Editor in Chief of a US publisher but stepped down to spend more time on his various writing projects.
Since 2007, he’s had 30 books published, among them the psychic spy series: Mission: Prague, Mission: Tehran and Mission: Khyber, a modern vampire thriller set in Malta, Chill of the Shadow, a Sister Rose thriller, The Bread of Tears, a romantic thriller set in Tenerife, An Evil Trade, and six westerns under the pen-name Ross Morton.
His latest books are a sci-fi time-travel adventure, Continuity Girl, a noir western/homage to Edgar Allan Poe, Coffin for Cash, and the third in a fantasy series (co-written under the pen-name Morton Faulkner), Floreskand: Madurava.
His guide Write a Western in 30 Days – with plenty of bullet points is a best-seller and has reviewers recommending it for writers of all genres, not just westerns.
Where to find Nik Morton online
The Untamed West
by Western Fictioneers, L. J. Washburn, Jeffrey J. Mariotte, S. D. Parker, Nik Morton, James Reasoner, Clay More, McKendree Long, J.E.S. Hays, Michael R. Ritt, Jesse J. Elliot, Matthew P. Mayo, Big Jim Williams, Easy Jackson, J. L. Guin, James J Griffin, Cheryl Pierson, Tom Rizzo, Dorothy A. Bell, James Clay, Ben Goheen, Barbara Shepherd, Gordon Rottman, Charlie Steel, Angela Raines, Douglas Hirt, Dennis Doty, & S. L. Matthews
A collection of twenty-nine tales of the Old West featuring previously unpublished stories by such classic Western writers as James Reasoner, Douglas Hirt, McKendree Long, and Michael R. Ritt, and many more. Western Fictioneers is the only writers’ organization devoted solely to traditional Western fiction, and this huge collection will take readers on a action-packed ride.
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