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Nick Wastnage

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About Nick Wastnage

I’m a crime writer, an optimist, and lover of things wild and wonderful. This eclectic mix makes my books different from other crime novels. My life hasn’t been dull, and I’ve used my rich life-experiences to write books with unique, compelling plots that twist and turn, and where the characters are multi-layered and life-like. I’ve written ten books and short stories. At present, I’m in the middle of writing a trilogy, The Harry Fingle Collection, about a crusading journalist, Harry Fingle, dedicated to publishing the truth, regardless of threats to his life. Playing Harry, the first in the trilogy, is available now.

I was born in a small, seaside town in Essex, England. After school, I joined The Royal Marines as a Lieutenant, and led a troop of marines in a military operation in Borneo, where I was shot and airlifted from the jungle to a nearby hospital. During my time in the marines, I learnt about leadership, dealing with stress, and dedication to achieving a goal. My most cherished moments were leading and working with my team to achieve our mission.

I spent five years in the marines, and then went into business, where I was able to blend my understanding of human nature, experience of stress, and goal-setting logic –all learnt from the military – with business expectations, and bring about some success.

Over the years, I’ve experienced a few death-defying moments, business success and failure, near bankruptcy, and some sporting achievements. I’ve enjoyed much personal happiness, and been touched by tragedy. I thrive on adversity – thinking, Where one door closes, another opens.

I’m sanguine about life, and don’t see my past as special, just stuff I’ve been through. I work hard to use my life experiences and understanding of people to make my books realistic, compelling, and as good as I can get them. Most of all, I want the reader to enjoy them.





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Kindle / eReaders Owned:

  • Kindle 2

Currently Reading
The Childhood of Jesus by JM Coetzee

Previously Reading
The Narrow Road to The Deep North by Richard Flanagan

Favourite Genre(s)
Crime Thrillers

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Role: Crime writer and optimist
Rank: ****
Joined: 20 Jun 2011
Last Visit: 26 Jan 2016 09:46 AM
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Night RunningKath Middleton 09 Oct 11:24 Kath Middleton 09 Oct 11:24 Crime, Thriller, Political & Intrigue
Do spies lie?Nick Wastnage 06 Feb 11:12 Nick Wastnage 06 Feb 11:12 Crime, Thriller, Political & Intrigue
The Harry Fingle Collection-boxsetNick Wastnage 04 Apr 13:09 Nick Wastnage 04 Apr 13:09 Crime, Thriller, Political & Intrigue
Zero One–the chilling conclusionNick Wastnage 14 Feb 15:13 Nick Wastnage 14 Feb 15:13 Crime, Thriller, Political & Intrigue
Assassination Continuum – one man, one assassin, one lover.Nick Wastnage 20 Dec 16:06 Nick Wastnage 20 Dec 16:06 Crime, Thriller, Political & Intrigue
Playing Harry – gagged for telling the truthNick Wastnage 19 Dec 12:27 Nick Wastnage 19 Dec 12:27 Crime, Thriller, Political & Intrigue
Three Mind Games–black humour and mental suspenseNick Wastnage 16 Jul 14:29 Nick Wastnage 16 Jul 14:29 Miscellaneous
Harry and His Unfinished Business - murder in Istanbul.Nick Wastnage 15 May 10:36 Nick Wastnage 15 May 10:36 Crime, Thriller, Political & Intrigue
Crowley's Rival by Alex RoddieNick Wastnage 13 May 09:37 Nick Wastnage 13 May 09:37 eBook Reviews by our Members
The night I met me – chilling tale when a man met his double.Nick Wastnage 10 May 21:23 Nick Wastnage 10 May 21:23 Crime, Thriller, Political & Intrigue
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