Sylvie Nickels


After a working lifetime as a travel writer, in advancing years I have returned to my first love, fiction. For the most part it has been in the form of short stories until in 2005 I self-published the first book in a trilogy on what war does to people, especially the children and grandchildren of participants. The first, 'Another Kind of Loving' is largely about the break-up of former Yugoslavia which I know well. The second, 'Beyond the Broken Gate' picks up the thread post 9/11 and has echoes of both the first and second World Wars. The third, 'Long Shadows' ties up all the loose ends of relationships formed in the first two.
Since then I have produced an anthology of short stories 'Village 21'; a YA novel 'Courage to Change' with alcohol addiction as the theme; another novel on the effects of war, 'The Other Side of Silence'. My next anthology, 'It'll be Better Tomorrow' celebrates advancing years and the next novel will also have a senor citizen as its hero involving such aspects of modern life as identity theft and illegal trafficking - title yet to be decided.
In 2013 I lost my husband, very best pal, and partner in many adventures, George Spenceley. He had a great life which I am putting in a blog at

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Of Words and Water - 2014
Series: Of Words and Water, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 65,110. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2014 by Words and Water group. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - multi-author
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A new collection of short stories, poems and non-fiction from the talented members of the international Words and Water Group. This very high quality work, with topics ranging from a single drop of water to planetary annexation, is donated freely for you to enjoy. We hope to encourage support of WaterAid; donations, of any amount, can be made on the Group’s JustGiving page.
Another Kind of Loving
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 97,770. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
The far-reaching effects of civil war on a child from divided Sarajevo and the foster parents who bring her to England's Oxfordshire.

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