Nicholas Trandahl lives in Wyoming, writes for a newspaper, has two daughters and is engaged to be married. He's been writing stories and reading them for as long as he can remember, but it wasn't until 2011 when his first poems were published by Swyers Publishing out of Dacula, Georgia in an anthology called 'Making Waves: A Book of Little Known Poetry'. In 2012 he went on to have his debut novel published by Swyers Publishing, a fantasy novel called 'The Azure Wizard: A Legend of the Fallen Baronies'. Early in 2013, Swyers Publishing also published Nicholas' complete collection of poetry called 'Lost Yellow'. 'Lost Yellow' was largely written during his time in the US Army and largely catalogs his struggles with depression and mental illness.
In late 2013, Swyers Publishing approved the publication of 'Clark's Turning Leaf', Nicholas' most important work to date and his first foray into contemporary literary fiction.
Clark Grant, renowned Seattle writer of romantic poetry, has fallen into a literal and literary darkness. Depression, grim dark poetry, and a failed suicide attempt tarnish his recent past. In an effort to turn over a new leaf and make some much needed changes, Clark relocates to the rural Berkshires of western Massachusetts. In the forested hills of Massachusetts Clark relearns what it means to be a friend, a father, a lover, and a writer. But will newfound peace be lost when he’s again forced to face depression and suicide? Can recently-discovered goodness and light withstand guilt and loss?
“Nicholas Trandahl is a true treasure and a pleasure to work with. I believe that he has a bright future in the literary world,” says Pamela Swyers, Editor-in-Chief of Swyers Publishing.
Clark's Turning Leaf' available now.