John Nichols

Biography

Learn about me by visiting my site: http://nicholsnotes.com/about/

Smashwords Interview

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
I am happily married. My wife, Shawn, and I are blessed with 2 daughters, Amanda and Michelle. Both daughters are through college and on their own, but thankfully, we live close enough to visit often.

I majored in engineering and invested much of my life in product testing, circuit design, and software development. That career has been an adventure but I recently decided to step away to focus more fully on writing. The change is more than a midlife crisis. I am now planning and preparing for the second half of my life, assuming I make it to 112.

I love to garden and never tire of having my hands in the dirt. I volunteer, occasionally, to help others with their gardens. My shop is in a state of constant chaos as I design and build projects. The ladies in my life are vibrant sources of ideas and inspiration. I am an avid “re-cycler” or “up-cycler” and use materials destined for craigslist or the landfill as the basis for many new ideas.

My intentions as a writer are to work hard and create something worth sharing through my blog, my articles, my stories, and my books.
As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?
I wanted to be an astronaut but suffer from severe motion sickness so that did not pan out. I got a guitar and a burning desire to play rock’n’roll music for screaming fans but started mowing lawns instead. In high school I wanted to be an auto mechanic and build hot rods.

I did very well in math classes and some well-meaning guidance counselor convinced me engineering was a great place for a math wizard. After three years of college, I realized engineering had nothing to do with driving trains. Through it all, I have always loved telling stories.
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Where to find John Nichols online


Books

Tell Me About God's Will
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,690. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Growth
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Author John W Nichols blows the fog from the mysterious topic of God’s Will. Nichols leads his readers in a discovery of answers to these life-affecting questions: Why discuss God's will? What is God's will? Why does God's will matter? How do I discover God's will? What practical steps should I follow in decision making?
Quest for the Perfect Wife
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 28,850. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Marriage
Quest for the Perfect Wife is a book for guys, guys who hate lectures, touchy-feely relationship advice, discussions about personal strengths and weaknesses, and getting in touch with their inner whatever. Meet ten men who have learned profound lessons on love and marriage. Each has a counterpart in Scripture to take the insights deeper. Join the quest to learn their secrets.
Never Give Up: Honch Wilson Adventure #2
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,710. Language: American English. Published: November 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Religious / Christian / Action & Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
Henry Wilson volunteers to assist a geologist on her quest to prove an unusual theory. Their journey leads them into conflict with a band of nefarious smugglers who will stop at nothing to protect their operation. Henry must confront danger and summon his courage to push beyond his fears. Survival depends on never giving up.
Go For The Gold: Honch Wilson Adventure #1
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,430. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Religious / Christian / Action & Adventure
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Henry Wilson, an adventurous teen, stumbles over clues pointing to a hidden pirate treasure. As he undertakes the quest to find the gold, Henry discovers greed can destroy lives. Henry’s life hangs in the balance as he is called on to rescue friends trapped in a web of evil. His treasure hunt leads him to discover true riches.
Who Ate My Cheese?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,560. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Management
You read the famous cheese book and digested its message. Perhaps it even moved you. Now here's your chance for a fresh perspective, an opportunity to understand cheese from the bottom up.
Go Eat The Cheese!: Habits of Highly Defective Managers
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,100. Language: American English. Published: September 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Management
This snarky analysis of management habits pokes fun at cheese seekers who are scrambling to consume the pile. The author is a longtime professional engineer with real-world experience in the trenches at several telecommunications concerns. Prepare yourself for humorous enlightenment as you explore the habits of highly defective managers.

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