Nick Wilgus

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I sold my first short story to The Horror Show Magazine at the age of seventeen and I've been writing ever since. An award-winning movie was based on my first novel, MINDFULNESS AND MURDER, and I was also nominated for a Lambda Award.

A former newspaper editor and author of more than a dozen novels and two screenplays, I currently live in Tupelo, Mississippi right down the street from the house where Elvis grew up..

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Nick Wilgus I'm afraid you won't be the only reader upset with me. I left several hints in the first two books that Noah was not expected to live, which explains…moreI'm afraid you won't be the only reader upset with me. I left several hints in the first two books that Noah was not expected to live, which explains some of Wiley's puzzling behavior, such as why he did not send Noah off to a deaf school. He knew their time was limited. Everyone did. Wiley's family dealt with it by keeping their distance. People do odd things when faced with such a situation. I always knew that book three was going to be about losing Noah - but also moving on. It was going to be about how life goes on even when we think it can't. It goes on, because it has to. I was afraid Noah would think I was a doofus for writing this book, but when I reached the end I realized he was on my side because this is his story - the story of how one small, fragile and seemingly insignificant life can have a tremendous impact. Ultimately this is a very hopeful, happy book and I hope readers will give it a chance.(less)
Nick Wilgus Yes. The third book in the series is called GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAINS and has already been written. It's currently with the publisher. Look for it…moreYes. The third book in the series is called GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAINS and has already been written. It's currently with the publisher. Look for it early next year. Thanks for reading!(less)
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We're Queer. We're Spiritual. Get Used To It.


I'm one of those queers who goes to church.

I get looks. Of course I do. And I get questions, the main question being, Why?

My response is always, Why not? Why shouldn't I go to church? Am I not allowed? Don't I also have a soul, or is spirituality the exclusive realm of the heterosexual?

Some of my queer friends are so over church. Proudly, militantly atheist, they look down their noses at litt... Read more of this blog post »
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“We don’t hide crazy,” I said. “We put it on the porch and let it entertain the neighbors.”
Nick Wilgus, Shaking the Sugar Tree

“I don’t think I want to visit your house anymore.” “Sometimes neither do I.” “And your grandfather….” “Leave my Papaw alone.” “He’s crazy.” “We don’t hide crazy,” I said. “We put it on the porch and let it entertain the neighbors.”
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“If you love Southern men, raise your glass. If you don't raise your standards.”
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“Hail Mary, full of grace,” Papaw
said, “please tell Billy to shut his
face.”
“I intend to speak my mind,” Bill
said.
“Oh, Christians,” Papaw said
with a heavy sigh. “Always got to
speak their fucking minds like we
haven’t heard it all a million times
already. They think the sun rises just to
hear them crow. What a bunch of
Christless bastards.”
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“She thought the best way to feed her child was to use a slingshot.”
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“Insanity doesn’t run in our family,” I said. “It strolls along, takes its time and gets to know you personally.”
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“You know what they say. Family. Can’t live with them. Can’t kill them, if only because it dulls the ax blade.”
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“Do close your mouth. You look like a cow that's being artificially inseminated.”
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Gina I again Nick! Thanks for accepting my invite, I was so excited to read you are writing a sequel to Shaking the Sugar Tree. *happy dance*


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