Nigel Gillson


Born in 1977, Greenock, Scotland, Nigel is the youngest of four children. His family moved to Bristol when he was only a few months old and stayed there until 1985 when they moved to the North coast of Scotland where he stay until attending the University of Dundee in 1995.

Nigel achieved a BSc (Hons) Biochemistry before going on to studying an MSc in Clinical Oncology at the University of Nottingham. During his time at university, Nigel joined an online writing group and developed his writing ability through yahoogroups, a group he continued writing for until the early part of 2010.

Nigel also grew up going to The Salvation Army where he learnt to read music and play a brass instrument. He wrote numerous songs and poems with a Christian feel, which were later published on It was not until 2007, when Nigel put his hand to Spiritual Monologues, but always felt like he wanted to do more.

Nigel graduated as a Secondary Science Teacher in 2005, after which he took on jobs of proofreading pieces from friends and colleagues. He enjoyed developing his attention to detail, a skill that has proven useful at school as well as in his writing career. He joined other online writing groups, including and published a number of articles, poems and songs through the group.

In 2011, Nigel published Black Donald, a supernatural quick read based in Scotland.

Nigel currently lives in Whitehaven, UK, with his wife, twin boys and dog.

Where to find Nigel Gillson online

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Black Donald
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 34,420. Language: British English. Published: June 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller & Suspense, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Religion
Good vs Evil in a remote ancient Scottish village where a young couple move to start a new life. But what they find there make them worried. And they soon realise their lives are not their own as agents of Good contend with the residing evil lurking within the village, and they find themselves pawn to this titanic struggle. Can Iain keep his sanity as his wife Mary disappears?

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