Nate Henderson


Nate Henderson is an Australian writer and diplomat. Nate has lived and worked in Asia, the Pacific, the Americas and the Middle East. Nate has a wide ranging view of the world in which we live and aims through his work to both entertain and challenge readers to learn more about our amazing world.

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Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
The most influential writer on my work has been both the fiction and non-fiction works of George Orwell.

Fiction writers who have inspired me Isobelle Carmody, Phillip Pullman, J.K. Rowling, Anne Bishop, Isaac Asimov and Frank Herbert. I am an avid reader of fantasy and stories that take me on a journey!

Some non-fiction writers who have inspired me include some classics - Hobbes, Mill, Plato, Freud, Rousseau, and Foucault - and newer writers such as Jared Diamond. I am an avid reader of non-fiction works in a range of areas including politics, philosophy, law, physics, biology and diplomacy.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I really wanted to share my ideas and stories with the world. At first I tried selling the idea to agents and publishers, but I realised that in the current age of the Internet, there were other options to get your ideas into the world. Therefore, I decided to self-publish so I could focus on writing and sharing more ideas and stories with my audience.
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Where to find Nate Henderson online


The Movie of Life and Other Short Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,440. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
The Movie of Life is about a man named Isaac, who fights the oppression of the five world powers. Coming from a poor background, he rises up to become head of an organisation that fights for the freedom of the people of the world. Isaac succeeds in the end but this story is not about the destination, it is about Isaac's journey, his movie of life. Four short stories are also in his collection.
The Hopeful Bowl: 15 Principles for a Happy Life
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,190. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success, Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help
Do you know the secret to living a good life? The Hopeful Bowl: 15 Principles for a Happy Life answers that question. Inside, you will find 15 “recipes” that simply explain the ingredients and method for living a good life – just like cooking your favourite meal! Don’t live the bland meal of life. Instead, create the most fulfilling meals you have ever tasted. This is your hopeful bowl!
Ideas on the Essentials - Redefining our Needs in a Modern World
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,970. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Government
Ideas on the Essentials provides social commentary for today, but based on age-old philosophical traditions of Plato, Hobbes, Locke, Mill and Rousseau. Any reader with an interest in how the world works, and how to continue improving our systems will find Ideas on the Essentials an indispensable read. This book is a short and accessible commentary on issues that should matter to everyone

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