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With more than 800,000 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, NEXT, and ARIZE post-apocalyptic series, as well as children's books, comics, and screenplays. His 2006 novel The Home is in development as a feature film.

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In the dim ancient past, corner stores would give you a nickel for recycled drink bottles, so you could get your wagon, prowl the ditches, and end up with maybe a whole dollar for half a day's work. The tough choice was then whether to buy a drink with actual drink in it and a candy bar or two, a pack or two of cards, a comic book, or usually a little of all of the above.

I still have some cards pu

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Published on January 19, 2022 05:24
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The Shock (After, #1)

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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


October is Halloween Horror Month! We are going straight to book selection since we already know the genre. Discussion will start on October 11. Last day to vote in this poll will be Tuesday, September 13.

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

message 18: 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 17: by Davonna

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

message 16: by Scott

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

Christine, thank you for connecting with me on GR!

message 15: 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 13: 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 12: 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 11: 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 10: 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 9: 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 8: 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 3: 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.

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