Indie Author Spotlight – Nathan Nicolau

One of the most inspiring posts I see on my many author forums is when someone takes the time to share their story. Each Friday, I’m going to feature a different indie author to help inspire all of you!

3B2E05EE-EAB1-4354-AE5C-6D7D217130F7 - Nathan Nicolau

What is your pen name?

Nathan Nicolau

What genre do you write in?

Poetry and Fiction

How many books have you published?


What inspired you to become a writer?

While most kids wanted to be an astronaut or firefighter when they grow up, I wanted to be a writer. Since a young age, I’ve been captivated by stories and realized how important they are to society. I want to tell stories that inspire, makes us grow, and understand the world around us.

What is your indie success story?

When I graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, I was lost. I was jobless and stressed. I developed extreme depression and anxiety that got so bad that I ended up in a mental hospital. I was at a low point in my life. I almost gave up writing, but I persevered. Once I left the hospital, I wrote and self-published my first book of poetry: Goodnight Youth. All the poems discuss the universal themes of regret and love. Since publication, I’ve gotten many positive reviews and thank you notes from people who said they heavily related to the poems. That, to me, is my biggest success and I hope to continue it in my career.

What are your marketing and advertising strategies?

Heavy online marketing and giveaways. I use social media like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. I have my own website,, as well. I also make sure to do promotions on Goodreads.

What are you working on right now?

A coming of age novel set in Charlotte, NC, my current residence.

Where can we find your work?


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