Please tell us a little bit about your most recent work.
A Mind to Kill was published in August 2017. It’s a dark psychological thriller, telling the story of one woman’s quest for revenge after childhood abuse. My next book, A Cold Cold Heart, will be published by Bloodhound Books in January 2018.
What draws you to writing novels?
I wrote articles for newspapers and magazines during my career, but White is the Coldest Colour was my first novel. I feel driven to write. It’s something I have to do.
Are you currently working on any side projects such as short stories, essays, etc.?
I’m currently writing my sixth book, the story of a menacing cult based in the west Wales countryside.
Which topics interest you the most and why?
My books draw heavily on my experiences as a police officer and child protection social worker. They’re dark crime stories with a strong psychological element.
Do you have any unique rituals?
I write each morning at the dining room table with music playing.
One novelist more people should know: Who is it?
I really enjoyed Sick by Christa Wojciechowski. It has a strong psychological element I found interesting.
Do you find it difficult to get your work out there?
I’ve been very lucky in that regard. The book blogging community has really got behind my books and has brought them a lot of attention.
Tell us about your day job or your daily activities.
I began writing after leaving my job heading up child protection services for Carmarthenshire in Wales. I’m fortunate in that I write full time now.
When it comes to your work, where do you find your inspiration?
My books are entirely fictional but are inspired by the many cases I investigated and managed over a twenty-year career.
What would you like to tell your readers?
I’d just like to say a big thank you to everyone. There’s a sea of books out there, and I feel both humbled and grateful that so many people have chosen to read mine.
John Nicholl, an ex police officer, child protection social worker and lecturer, has written four dark psychological suspense thrillers, each of which has been an Amazon international bestseller, reaching # 1 in multiple categories in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Australia, Canada and the USA. John is always happy to hear from readers, bloggers or the media, and can be contacted via his author website at: http://www.johnnicholl.com.