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About the Author

While most kids wanted to be astronauts or firefighters when they grew up, Nathan wanted to be a writer. Ever since a young age, he has been captivated by stories and how they shape us. This passion for storytelling led him to pursue a B.F.A. from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and an M.A. in English at the University of North Carolina Charlotte.

With his published debut with Goodnight Youth: Poems in 2019, Nathan has established himself as an emerging young voice. His poetry, fiction, and essays have been featured in numerous websites and magazines such as Unstamatic Micro Lit MagazineRokku Panku, and South Florida Poetry Journal. He was also the founder/editor-in-chief of New Note Poetry, an online poetry magazine.

He lives in Charlotte, NC, with his wife, daughter, and two cats.

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Fun Facts

  • He is an English faculty member at Central Piedmont Community College.

  • He has two pet cats named Smoki and Apple.

  • His biggest fans are his wife, Elizabeth, and daughter, Avery. He met Elizabeth in high school. 

  • An avid jazz lover, he bases some of his writing on the music and always writes with jazz playing on his turntable.

  • He loves collecting and playing different instruments. So far, he plays the tin whistle, guitar, various percussion drums, pocket saxophone, ocarina, recorder, the otamatone, and his own invention: a kazoo in a mug.

  • He and his wife are huge fans of Japanese media and culture.

  • He loves video games, especially RPGs/JRPGs. 

  • His favorite novel changes frequently, but currently, it is Kokoro by Natsume Sōseki. 

  • He is a big foodie and loves cooking. His favorite recipe is his grandfather's homemade spaghetti sauce.

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