Nick Brown

Nick Brown - Ghostwriter

Norwich, United Kingdom

Professional novelist and ghostwriter, specialising in thrillers, fantasy, sci-fi and hist-fic. Author of the 'Agent of Rome' series.

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Overview

The sixth book in the 'Agent of Rome' series, 'The Earthly Gods', was published in 2016. It was described by The Times as 'gripping' and by The Sunday Express as an 'entertaining adventure'.

In recent years, I have ghosted six novels for clients (two historical fiction, two sci-fi, two fantasy). In total, I have completed over one hundred and fifty projects for clients as a freelance writer. During my career, I have taken fourteen novels through every stage: from plotting and character development to formatting and copy-editing. I specialize in writing action and creating compelling twists and turns. All my work contains believable, rounded characters and a touch of humour. I usually draft at least eight times to ensure my prose is smooth, powerful and dynamic.

As a former teacher, I am an enthusiastic and supportive colleague. I take pride in every project and have never missed a deadline. I look forward to hearing from authors interested in collaboration.

Feedback from a client for whom I 'ghosted' a 100,000 word historical epic:
'When I set out to write my novel, I knew I needed someone with a distinct voice and someone whom could bring life to long lost souls. The story itself is a historical fiction, re-lived through the lives of extraordinary people. Nick Brown was an absolutely perfect choice for this project. He thoroughly understood the requirements and worked hand in hand to help me realize my ideas.' - Josh C.

Feedback from a client for whom I ‘ghosted’ a 90,000 word fantasy novel:
‘Nick has been great all the way through our project. He's brought to life the characters and world that I have been developing in my mind for almost a decade and I couldn't be happier. He's been a great tutor along the way and I've picked up a lot of writing knowledge. A clear communicator and always delivers on time.10/10.’
- Joseph D.
Languages
English (UK)
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Fantasy
Historical Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Science Fiction
Thriller & Suspense

Work experience

Professional novelist and freelance writer

Self-employed
June, 2011 – Present (over 10 years)

Writing my own novels and screenplays in a variety of genres. Also working as a ghostwriter, editor and writing coach with clients.

Teacher of English and history

International American School of Warsaw
September, 2006 – July, 2011 (almost 5 years)

Teacher of English and history; head of Humanities dept; coordinator of History IB programme.

Portfolio (9 selected works)

The Flames of Cyzicus: A Cassius Corbulo short story

Nick Brown

Set between the events of 'The Siege' and 'The Imperial Banner', this compelling short story follows imperial agent Cassius Corbulo as he investigates a mysterious series of fires.PRAISE FOR NICK BROWN'S 'Agent of Rome' novels:'Brown has become a master of his trade, serving up thrilling Roman history and mystery courtesy of a band of now hard-bitten combatants and comrades whose adventures in... read more

Set between the events of 'The Siege' and 'The Imperial Banner', this compelling short story follows imperial agent Cassius Corbulo as he investigates a mysterious series of fires.PRAISE FOR NICK BROWN'S 'Agent of Rome' novels:'Brown has become a master of his trade, serving up thrilling Roman history and mystery courtesy of a band of now hard-bitten combatants and comrades whose adventures in... read more

Dead Eyes

N H Brown

Three futuristic short stories from 'Agent of Rome' author Nick Brown. (TOTAL LENGTH: 40 PAGES )'Dead Eyes' - an explorer and his crew face a deadly threat upon a remote world. 'Four Numbers' - a female soldier finds herself trapped by a relentless force. 'Afflict' - a mysterious visitor has a singular offer for the people of Earth.

Three futuristic short stories from 'Agent of Rome' author Nick Brown. (TOTAL LENGTH: 40 PAGES )'Dead Eyes' - an explorer and his crew face a deadly threat upon a remote world. 'Four Numbers' - a female soldier finds herself trapped by a relentless force. 'Afflict' - a mysterious visitor has a singular offer for the people of Earth.

The Emperor's Silver: Agent of Rome 5

Nick Brown

Still recovering from his previous assignment in Arabia, imperial agent Cassius Corbulo has been spending most of his time and money on women and wine. Unfortunately for him, word of his achievements has reached the emperor Aurelian's deputy and he is sent north, tasked with smashing a counterfeiting gang. Cassius tracks the criminals to the city of Berytus, where his investigations are hamper... read more

Still recovering from his previous assignment in Arabia, imperial agent Cassius Corbulo has been spending most of his time and money on women and wine. Unfortunately for him, word of his achievements has reached the emperor Aurelian's deputy and he is sent north, tasked with smashing a counterfeiting gang. Cassius tracks the criminals to the city of Berytus, where his investigations are hamper... read more

Marik's Way: A fantasy adventure novel

Nick Brown

Stay out of trouble. Though this is Marik’s mantra, he rarely seems able to follow it. Having escaped a brutal civil war in his native South, the former soldier now roams the distant North, trying to forget his past and forge some kind of future. Marik suspects he is paying the price for the moment of weakness that caused him to flee his comrades and family and everything he knew. Because howe... read more

Stay out of trouble. Though this is Marik’s mantra, he rarely seems able to follow it. Having escaped a brutal civil war in his native South, the former soldier now roams the distant North, trying to forget his past and forge some kind of future. Marik suspects he is paying the price for the moment of weakness that caused him to flee his comrades and family and everything he knew. Because howe... read more

Nick has 8 reviews

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Jim Mccleery
Nick really helped me polish my book and give great advice. I would definitely hire him again. He communicated very quickly and was very professional. He’s Awesome.

Jim Mccleery, June 2021


Benjamin Howarth
Absolutely excellent. Considering the large scale and size of the project spanning nearly a year Nick was focused, professional and dedicated. Easy to work with and highly creative. Would 100% recommend and will be working with Nick again in the future.

Benjamin Howarth, May 2021


Benjamin Howarth
Excellent.

Benjamin Howarth, October 2020


Mac Powell
Nick did a read of an early draft and provided some excellent suggestions to refine and improve the manuscript. He was always ahead of deadlines and exceeded expectations in every way.

Mac Powell, February 2019


Anthony Smith
Nick is a consummate professional: quick to respond, helpful in collaboration, brimming with ideas and an able linguist. Thanks for all your work.

Anthony Smith, March 2018

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