Nick Moseley was born in September 1976, a move which many observers have since described as a serious error of judgement. An idyllic childhood spent carefully avoiding healthy outdoor activities allowed plenty of time for computer games, drawing pictures of spaceships and devouring the works of Douglas Adams, JRR Tolkien and Terry Pratchett. It was at this stage that Nick made some early attempts at writing fiction, producing a series of home-made adventure gamebooks that received a lukewarm reception from readers and critics (i.e. various bemused family members, puzzled classmates and baffled teachers).
After leaving university – with a degree in two pointless subjects, borderline malnutrition, and a barely-functioning liver – Nick made his first attempt at writing a full-length novel. The resulting work, an epic fantasy story entitled “Out Of Darkness”, took more than three years to write and sprawled across 250,000 words. Although it went unpublished, the colossal manuscript did at least find gainful employment in the construction industry, as the ballast block for a tower crane.
Undeterred by this setback, Nick continued to write while working full-time in such varied jobs as warehouse manager, salesman, estate agent, forklift truck driver and logistics analyst. It was during his stint an estate agent that a spooky experience in a vacant house led to the idea that would eventually become the urban fantasy novel “Location, Location, Damnation”, the first book in a planned series called “The Brackenford Cycle”. “Location, Location, Damnation” was published as an e-book in May 2013. The book’s reception offered enough encouragement to continue the series, and a standalone novella, “Deceased Estate”, followed in October 2013, paving the way for the second full-length book, “Hangman’s Pond”, which was released in January 2014. The most recent entry in the series is a second novella, “The Ghost’s Story”. Nick is currently hard at work on the third novel, “Spectre’s Rest”, which is expected to be ready for publication in early 2015.
Nick lives in Worcestershire, England (yes, where the sauce comes from). He spends most of his waking hours hunched over one computer keyboard or another, and has largely forgotten what daylight looks like. He has no exotic or interestingly-named pets, carnivorous plants, or children.