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Award-winning local novelist Scott Nicholson to speak Jan. 23 at the Watauga County Public
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Originally published: 2014-01-13 15:12:42
Last modified: 2014-01-13 15:13:28

Novelist Scott Nicholson to speak to High Country Writers

High Country Writers announces that award-winning author, Scott Nicholson will be its first speaker of 2014. 

Nicholson will be speaking to the group about the ups and downs of digital publishing. 

The program will be offered at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Watauga County Public Library. The public is invited.

Scott Nicholson has become a local legend in Boone, according to a spokesman for the writers, where he dreams up all manners of frightful stories told with the Appalachians as their backdrop and mountain lore as their inspiration. To know Scott, one might be surprised to learn the unassuming Nicholson with his quiet demeanor and shy smile 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," the spokesman said.

A prolific writer, Nicholson has written 20 novels, 80 short stories, four children's books, screenplays, comic books and books of nonfiction, 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. Learn more about Nicholson on his website:

High Country Writers is an organization which 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 the Watauga County Schools are closed for inclement weather. 

For more information about the organization, membership and calendar of events, visit the HCW website at http//: