Nick DiChario


My short stories have appeared in many magazines and anthologies in the United States and abroad. I've been nominated for the Hugo and a World Fantasy awards, and my first two novels, A Small and Remarkable Life (2006) and Valley of Day-Glo (2008), both received nominations for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Novel of the Year. My short plays have been read at Geva Theatre in upstate New York, and I've written book and film reviews for Philosophy Now magazine (a U.K. publication). My many jobs have included paperboy, construction worksite gopher, dishwasher at a Catholic seminary, creative writing professor and workshop instructor, indie bookstore owner, education director for a non-profit literary center, and writer/editor of corporate communications. I earned my master’s degree from Empire State College in New York, focusing mainly on literature, philosophy, and noir books and film. I was born on Halloween in Rochester, New York, and I now live in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida.

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A Small and Remarkable Life
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 75,810. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
A story of courage, hope and survival, "A Small and Remarkable Life" chronicles the journey of the alien Tink Puddah, a lonely outsider who finds the strength within him to endure the harsh, brutal planet Earth. From Hugo and World Fantasy Award-nominated author Nick DiChario comes this charming first novel about an orphaned alien who touches the lives of many people. Suitable for all ages.
Valley of Day-Glo
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 73,210. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Adventure » General
In this brightly satiric, post-apocalyptic novel of the far future, a young Native brave named Broadway Danny Rose embarks upon a quest across the desolate planet Earth to find the mysterious Valley of Day-Glo, where plants and animals and large bodies of water are rumored to exist, and where, according to legend, “death becomes life.” From Hugo and World Fantasy-Award nominee Nick DiChario.

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