There are many kinds of
magic in this world.
All you have to do is look.
... to the website of Lauren K Nixon, indie author.
Here you will find news, musings, upcoming projects and how to find my work.
Occasionally, you may even find a little everyday magic!
I co-host a podcast with Naveen N. Bhat, called TLDR - History is Weird, where we aim to talk about various historical topics and miss.
You can listen on Spotify, iTunes, Stitcher, Google Podcaasts, or wherever you get your podcast fix!
I have a Patreon page!
In days of yore, writers, artists and creatives were supported by patrons, allowing them to focus on creating. This is the modern version. There are a range of perks available for joining my community of patrons, from early access to my video diaries, letters from my characters and even exclusive early access to my publications.
If you feel like checking it out or supporting my writing, head on over!
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
The fifth anthology by the talented, eclectic and disparate community of writers known as The Superstars, this exciting new collection of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and experiments is the result of twelve months of prompts, picked at random and posted on the first day of every month between January and December 2019, and curated by Lauren K. Nixon.
What do we fear? What is it that sends a shiver up our spines, that makes the hair on the backs of our necks stand up? This year our prompts dance along the edges of the unreal and unsettling. Without quite intending to, we have all delved into themes of myth and folklore with a mix of both sinister and whimsical stories and poems. We have been prompted to examine what makes us human - and those most human of questions: what lurks in the dark forest, or the stormy seas? What secrets lie in the mists of autumn or the heart of a flame? Where will the path less trodden take us - and when we get there, will we still be who we were when we set out?
THIS WAY UP
The fourth anthology by the talented, eclectic and disparate community of writers known as The Superstars, This Way Up is an exciting new collection of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and experiments: the result of twelve months of prompts, picked at random and posted on the first day of every month between December 2017 and November 2018, and curated by Lauren K. Nixon.
This year's work stems from a sense of liminality - of being on the edge of two worlds or states of being. Join our authors as they explore the weird and the wonderful, the normal and the arcane, the emotional and the physical, and the dangerous and the safe - and, ultimately, what it means to be human. From the dark things that lurk in human (or inhuman) hearts, to the things waiting for us after our final battles; from murder most foul, to meting out justice; from the agony of saying goodbye, to the joy of first falling in love; This Way Up has a little bit of everything.
The first time Ottie saw Death, she was six years old...
Mayflies is a new, exclusive short story from Lauren K. Nixon.
A tale of life, Death and unexpected friendship. To her neighbours, Ottie is a perfectly normal woman. But she is a woman with a secret. One she will take to her grave. More or less.
Mayflies is a gently humorous, touching and moving book about how the bonds of friendship can extend across the largest of gaps.
- G. Burton
This was awesome. I loved it. Couldn't stop reading it.
- Val Robertson
This was a nice, subtle, slice of life (and afterlife). It really drew me in.
- Adam G. Smith
THE HOUSE OF VINES
At the heart of the sleepy market town of Brindleford is an old shopping arcade. Half-empty and generally overlooked by the inhabitants, it is full of secrets. But there are darker things afoot in the town of Brindleford. In a church on the outskirts of the town an ancient evil is stirring, responding to the call of the wicked soul in search of it...
"Un-put-down-able. Will make you laugh, cry and keep you on the edge of your seat.”
- Clare Keogh
"I can't wait to find out what happens next!"
- Jessica Grace Coleman
"Most enjoyable read for some time. The arcade of the arcane, with a nice cup of tea!"
- Rae Bailey
The third anthology by the talented, disparate community of writers known as The Superstars. This fresh collection of stories, poems, snippets and experiments is the result of twelve months of prompts, picked at random and posted on the first day of every month between November 2016 and October 2017.
Including work from: Emilie Addison, G. Burton, Han R.H. Allen, Hannah Burns, Rae Bailey, Wayne Naylor, Jessica Grace Coleman, J.A. Foley, Hailie Drescher, K. Hosking, Kirsty McNulty, Lauren K. Nixon, Louise D. Smith, Mike Farren, Amina Farouk, T.J. Francis, Naveen N. Bhat, Chris O'Brien, Philip Lickley and S.J. Hopkins, along with artwork by Liz Hearson, PhoenixShaman and Karelin Victor-Kinzel.
A refreshing new novella from from Lauren K. Nixon, THE FOX AND THE FOOL celebrates love and friendship from the very edge of things.
Sometimes in Illyria you find yourself in need of a friend, particularly among fools.
A gentle, strange romance between two people who spend their lives on the edge of things, set after the events of Twelfth Night.
Things have settled quite amicably since the marriages of the two great houses of the town. But now there's a new fool on the scene - and we are all fools in love.
SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED
Some Assembly Required is the second anthology by The Superstars, an eclectic group of writers and artists, and curated by Lauren K. Nixon.
An exciting mix of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, this collection represents a year’s worth of creation on every conceivable topic, from the light to the dark, and the fantastic to the mundane.
Coming soon! A brand new collection of stories from Lauren K. Nixon: lose yourself in the past, fight for survival in the long night and enter an asylum with a sinister secret.
Rooks and Apples is a bittersweet story of connection and loss, and a love that transcends even time. Frank Bennett didn't know what had hit him the day he met Ruby, and he never expected it to last a lifetime...
In The Long Dark, someone is picking off the crew of the lunar Helium 3 mine. As the longest serving member of the 'ghoul squad', Marley knows very well that the moon can be a very lonely place, especially when the lights go out...
The Butterfly and the Lion proves that you can find friends in the most unexpected of places. A dark secret lurks deep at the heart of Lark View Asylum, and FBI Special Agent Leo Jericho is slowly losing his mind trying to find it...
In Echoes of the Light, nothing is ever quite as it seems...
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Title Not Included is an exciting anthology of short stories, created over the period of a year by a community of writers, The Short Story Superstars, and curated by Lauren K. Nixon.
Take a walk on the strange side with lost letters, discovered treasures, nightmares, daydreams, gateways to other worlds, and the occasional cookie!