Thriller novelist Scott Nicholson to speak at HCW

Article Published: Jan. 15, 2014 | Modified: Jan. 24, 2014
Thriller novelist Scott Nicholson to speak at HCW

Celebrated horror novelist Scott Nicholson will speak at the Jan. 23 meeting of High Country Writers.

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High Country Writers welcomes award-winning author Scott Nicholson as its first speaker of 2014.

Nicholson will speak to the group about the ups and downs of digital publishing. The program will be offered Thursday, Jan. 23, at 10 a.m. at the Watauga County Public Library. The public is invited.

Nicholson has become a local legend in Boone, where he dreams up all manners of frightful stories told with the Appalachians as their backdrop and mountain lore as their inspiration.

As such, he is the force behind a number of internationally best selling novels of horror and suspense. His novel, “The Red Church,” was a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award and his work, “Vampire Shortstop” (1999), won the Writers of the Future L. Ron Hubbard Gold Award.

A prolific writer, Nicholson has written 20 novels, 80 short stories, four children’s books, screenplays, comic books and books of non-fiction, as well as collaborating on five books with J.R. Rain. His writing has earned him an international reputation and is compared with the likes of Stephen King and Dean Koontz. His books can be purchased in Kindle editions and paperback versions at and other venues.

To learn more about Nicholson, visit

High Country Writers is an organization that fosters the growth and creativity of writers of all genres, offering its members support, constructive criticism and professional development. The meetings are held at 10 a.m. at the Watauga County Library on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. Guests are welcome. Meetings are cancelled when Watauga County Schools closes for inclement weather. For more information about the organization, membership and calendar of events, visit http//

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