I have always loved to read. As a child, reading gave me a window to a large and wonderful world. As an adult, reading has provided an escape from my hectic life as an ER physician. I have always admired authors but never saw myself becoming one.
When I was a college freshman my English Composition professor took pity on me because I was a pre-med major and let me slide by with a B in her course. When I finally decided I needed to write a book, the first attempts were pitiful. However, I was never one to give up on a project and finally completed The Second Son, published in 2015 by Morehead Publishing. The Second Son won a Gold Medal in the Fiction Paranormal category for the 2015 Global Ebook Awards.
My second book, The Cambion which actually published earlier in 2014 by Morehead Publishing, was simply a chance event. When a plot line so irresistible presented itself, I couldn't pass it up. It was never my plan to write a horror novel but the result was worth the effort. Writing this book was, as they say, the most fun I could have with my clothes on. The Cambion was a Silver Medal winner in the Fiction Horror genre for the 2015 Global Ebook Awards.
They say everyone suffers through an authors first book. This was certainly the case with me and I will always be thankful to my wife, family and friends who encouraged and tolerated me during my first project.
I am currently working on three other books; a prequel to The Second Son, a sequel to The Cambion, and a fresh work, The Search for Créme Brûlée.
Dr. Paul W. Nielsen lives with his wife, Deborah, on a 236 acre ranch at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains where he continues to work as an ER physician. His hobbies include bonsai horticulture, horses and hunting. He did not start writing until he was fifty years old.