Saturday 29 September 11.15-12pm
Embark on a journey with Nick that ranges from the Apollo Moon landings through to Star Wars and Nick's twenty years in computer games that he eventually left to pursue his dream job of becoming a full time author. Discover what it takes to get published and get ready to be introduced to his world of 'Cloud Riders'. However, be warned because a real life tornado will be created during the session and there may even be some audience dancing. You have been warned!
Having completed his degree in sculpture back in 1985, rather than face the artist’s traditional garret Nick took the plunge into, what was then, the emerging computer games industry. For something that was meant to be a brief detour, it became a way of life. For more than 21 years he worked as a graphic artist and creative director, helping to create over forty published titles, including many chart-topping hits.
As fascinating and intoxicating as it was, increasingly a little voice kept nagging away at the back of his head. Eventually at the end of 2006 he finally gave into it and was ready to pursue his other passion as a full time career, writing. So on a chilly December morning he started scribbling in earnest to create Cloud Riders, a tale set in Tornado Alley where twisters are a way of life. Then one day a tornado hits and a strange airship emerges from the spout…
Nick has a passion for science and astronomy, often blogging about the latest mind-blowing discoveries made in quantum physics. He once even soloed a light aircraft, an experience he’s tapping into now for Cloud Riders. Not needing any excuse to travel, he recently completed a writing research trip to the volcanic landscape of Iceland and is starting to wonder whether he should set his next book somewhere slightly warmer like the Bahamas.
Find out more here nick-cook.net
Nick has a passion for science and astronomy, often blogging about the latest mind-blowing discoveries made in quantum physics. He once even soloed a light aircraft, an experience he’s tapping into now for Cloud Riders.