Nick has been writing books for a decade now. Wait, no, he has been writing one book for over a decade. His style is difficult to describe - perhaps Catcher in the Rye meets Bill Bryson at closing time, or maybe stream of consciousness whilst nearly unconscious. Objectifying his writing is all subjective anyway.
The book he has written is largely based on actual stuff that happened when he was travelling round the world in 2003. It's not a tale that anyone needs to hear, it is profane and gaudy in places, and it's entirely self gratifying. Which is the beauty of self publishing.
He now lives in the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia, with one wife, two kids and three cats. Times have changed.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I quite like to express myself by using language that creates humour. As a child I loved Roald Dahl, especially his Revolting Rhymes, which were so intelligent in their perversion of rhyming couplets. My writing started out as match reports for my football team, taking the piss out of my team mates and the opposition, trying to think of amusing metaphors and analogies for each game. I hope that my writing can bring a smile to the face of the reader.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest (and only) book is set in the time period when I went travelling. It covers all the cliches and standard travelling mantra. It also happened in 2003, so I was a much younger, more naive version of myself, with far more capacity to make mistakes and poor choices without suffering drastically from the consequences. It was one of the best years of my life, and it has genuinely shaped my world since. I want to be able to look back on the events in future, and realised that if I committed it in writing, it would always be there to return to.
Furry Tongue is the mostly true story of two young men travelling around the world in 2003. It's neither tasteful nor articulate, and it's certainly not something that I'll proudly be directing my children towards when they are old enough to read. But I tell you what - we gave the world a good lick, immortalised forever in words that some critics are referring to as 'nearly a book'.