Nicholas Thurkettle is a writer of screenplays, stage plays, and books, and an actor on stage, camera, and audio-wave. Born in Los Gatos, California, he grew up in the suburbs of Cincinnati, Ohio, turned teenage in Huntington Beach, California, and studied at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, where he earned B.A. degrees in Theatre Performance and Music. He has worked, among many other jobs, as a feature film story executive, a limousine driver, a film critic, a luggage salesman, a teacher of screenwriting, a professional smeller for a Sanitation Department, and something called a “data migration project supervisor.” His first novel, Seeing by Moonlight (co-written with MF Thomas), debuted on all digital platforms in Autumn 2013 and was called “an intriguingly dark thriller, with enough twists and turns to keep the reader turning pages up until the rather surprising conclusion” by IndieReader. A second collaboration with MF Thomas, A Sickness in Time, is expected to be released by the end of 2015. He produced, wrote, and directed the short film Samantha Gets Back Out There, expected to play film festivals in 2016. He is a proud member of the Writers Guild of America and the Orange County Playwrights Alliance, an Artistic Associate with Shakespeare Orange County, and a producer/writer/performer with the award-winning audio drama podcast Earbud Theater. He currently lives in Southern California.
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Stages of Sleep
by Nicholas Thurkettle
15 short stories that begin the "real" waking world of our everyday lives and then pass into the realm of strange and fantastic dreams. Tales of wounded veterans, flustered parents, centaurs who hate khakis, a Hellish carnival, and an insurance agent who travels the galaxy.
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