Hello, I’m Nicky the organiser for the group. I’d looked around for quite some time for a group to join that meet in my area in the evening and didn’t discover many options, so decided to organize one myself – and Creative Minds was born!
I guess I’ve always been a storyteller, not in a ‘liar liar pants on fire’ kind of way, although I do work full time in advertising! When I was little, kids would crowd around me in the playground and I’d tell them tales of blood soaked horror filled with vampires, werewolves, ghosts and more. Yes, most would consider me a disturbed child, but my playmates couldn’t help themselves, they’d huddle around me every break time like an ancient tribe feeding off the fear; and that’s how I learned that horror stories hold a certain power, no matter what some might say, everyone is addicted to a good scare, especially if it is somewhat rooted safely in unrealistic beings… or are they unrealistic?
Writing was really a natural progression. Right now I’m obsessed with writing: a YA Urban Fantasy novel, a Paranormal Romance novella series, and several short horror stories! So I’m currently living in a functional fiction coma – and loving it!
I’ve so far been published in 5 countries: USA, UK, Australia, Ireland and Canada with over 40 stories published/ accepted for publication with over 23 publishers.
I have two YA series with the publishers, Evernight Teen and my latest short story was included in Little Brown Book Group’s Mammoth Book of Jack Ripper.
I’m a member of the Society of Authors: http://www.societyofauthors.org/
Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/nickyp_author
Face Book page: https://www.facebook.com/NickyPeacockYaBooks