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Scott Nicholson

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With more than 500,000 books sold worldwide, Scott Nicholson is an international bestselling thriller writer. He won the Writers of the Future Award in 1999 and was a Stoker Award finalist in 2003. His Fear series was published by Amazon's Thomas & Mercer imprint and 47North released the supernatural thriller McFALL.

He's also published a number of supernatural, paranormal, and fantasy books and stories, including the AFTER post-apocalyptic series, as well as children's books, comics, and screenplays. His 2006 novel The Home is in development as a feature film.

AFTER Post-apocalyptic box set, only 99 cents for a limited time! Books 0-3. Devastating solar storms kill billions and wipe out the technological infrastructure, and the few survivors discover some have...changed.

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The Shock (After, #1)

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Write Good or Die

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“The rain fell like dead bullets.”
Scott Nicholson

“Then on your tombstone, where you only get a little bit of space to sum up your life, some wax-faced creep chisels a set of meaningless numbers instead of poetry or a secret love or the name of your favorite candy.

In the end, all you get is a few words.”
Scott Nicholson

“Some artists are normal people who just happen to make things because we can't figure out how in the hell to communicate with people.”
Scott Nicholson, The Manor


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Ms. Nikki Thanks for the friend-vite, Scott :)

message 19: by Yulia

Yulia Hello, Scott,thanks for friendship.

Wow,I've never had a friend author :-)
Where can I find anything yours to read?


message 18: by Davonna

Davonna Juroe Thanks for the friendship, Scott! :D Stay creepy!

message 17: by Scott

Scott Nicholson Christine wrote: "thanks for being my friend"

Christine, thank you for connecting with me on GR!

message 16: by Scott

Scott Nicholson Melissa wrote: "Hi Scott,

I wanted to stop by to thank you for the eBookSwag invite. I did come across the link on another page before I saw the GR invite e-mail so it's too late for me to reply and thank you on ..."

Hi Melissa, thanks for visiting-we have some big plans ahead for eBookSwag!

Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend

message 14: by Scott

Scott Nicholson thanks Fran, I thought we were already connected here but I guess that was the other four thousand social circles!

message 13: by Fran

Fran Friel Hey ya', Scott!

It's always a pleasure to see you. I hope life and writing are flowing smoothly for you.

Happy Monday,

message 12: by Scott

Scott Nicholson Paul wrote: "Hi Scott, thanks for the friend request

just new to this site so still finding my way around it, looking forward to a good ereading 2012 :)"

thanks Paul, looking forward to it!

message 11: by Paul

Paul Salter Hi Scott, thanks for the friend request

just new to this site so still finding my way around it, looking forward to a good ereading 2012 :)

message 10: by Scott

Scott Nicholson Roxy wrote: "Hi Scott!
It's great to meet you, thank you very much for the friends request :)"

hi Roxy, thank you for connecting!

message 9: by Scott

Scott Nicholson Recluse wrote: "Scott,

Just wanted to wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving."

thanks Recluse, you too. I try to give thanks every day but sometimes I forget.

Jon Recluse Scott,

Just wanted to wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving.

✟Roxanne✟(Death by Book Avalanche) ☠ Hi Scott!
It's great to meet you, thank you very much for the friends request :)

Blaise I just finished As I Die Lying and would like to say it was a wonderful book. It had the grit and mood of a Stephen King mixed with the creativity and polish of Neil Gaiman. It is such an honor to be able to tell you this directly. Mr. Nicholson, you are my favorite author.

Dustin Hi, Scott-

Thank you for the friend request!!

Have a great night!

message 4: by Khim

Khim Hi Scott,

Thank you so much for the add! It's nice to meet you!


Heather hello scott :) thanks for friending me here:0

Heather Powers

Margaret McCullough Where is the post or message about Hot Coffee? I wanted to comment since I watched it yesterday, but can't find it.

Sangria Thanks for your friendship, Scott! :D

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