Nicholas is editor-in-chief at Azure Fire Publishing. He lives to write and does so from his cottage on the edge of a magical forest in Athens, Greece. When not composing epic fantasies or short sci-fi stories, he chats with fans and colleagues, writes blog posts, and enjoys the antics of two silly cats and his baby daughter, all of whom claim his lap as home. His books have won numerous awards, including the Gelett Burgess Children's Book Award.
You may remember some of Reedsy’s awesome creations such as Writing Dynamic Characters and Third Person Limited vs Omniscient PoV. Well, Ricardo Fayet and his team have done it again with a long-form post detailing the three main kinds of irony in literature, and how authors can use them to add more suspense, depth, or fun to their […]
I love reading. When I read, I am transported to another world, as described and defined by the author. And yet, there is one thing I’d love for books to have: sound effects. One of the things I love about movies, ever since reading about the amazing work done by sound engineers in Star Wars, […]
Here at Azure Fire Publishing, we want to promote youth-friendly fantasy and science fiction through writing challenges. We offer publishing contracts to those who succeed, helping them enter the publishing industry. Part of our reasoning is that we have identified a system failure in the publishing industry; one that we are keen to address (you […]
Ever since I can remember myself, I have loved science fiction. I loved reading it as a child, even if I could not explain the thrill I felt when reading Jules Verne’s or HG Wells’ works. Recently, I felt vindicated in my love of the genre, when I read the following comment by Neil Gaiman on The […]
“I have made this letter longer than usual because I lacked the time to make it shorter,” Pascal famously wrote. And it’s true: one of the measures of a good writer is whether they can tell a story with as few words as necessary. While for most of us it can be a bit of […]
We have all heard how youngsters no longer have any time for reading. Indeed, so prevalent is the feeling that modern teens possess no literacy skills, that a number of possible explanations have been proposed. These usually involve cell phones or some other form of screen. Teen Literacy: The Good News So, it was with great […]