Hello there. Thanks for dropping by. Please put your feet up and relax - though you might want to brush the chair off first, I had pizza last night and I am, if nothing else, a messy bugger.
Here you'll find lots of information about me and my books. Most of it will probably be the truth as well, which is rare for the internet, in my experience. Enjoy!

Sunday, 20 August 2017

What's this? A third podcast episode already?!

...yes indeed!

I can hardly believe it myself. I've already recorded a third podcast episode at least three days early, which is online for your perusal right now!

You know what it's like... you've found something new to do that you're enthusiastic about, so you put lots of time and effort into it to begin with.

Don't worry, I'm sure the shine will come off the apple very soon, and I'll start delivering episodes once every six weeks or so, until I give it up and go and play Call Of Duty.

So, get your fill of Spalding (horrible choice of words, I apologise) while it lasts, and download the latest episode of The Nick Spalding Podcast:

You can access it at iTunes by searching in the Podcast App, or by clicking here:

The Nick Spalding Podcast on iTunes

Please remember to subscribe for further episodes, so you don't have to go searching for it every time a new one appears - and if you enjoy the podcast at iTunes please leave a review! It will really help the podcast gain listeners!

You can also listen to it right here, via Soundcloud, in this embed:



...or at the website here:

The Nick Spalding Podcast on Soundcloud

It's also available at TuneIn Radio:

The Nick Spalding Podcast on TuneIn Radio

You can also access the podcast via Youtube if you like that sort of thing:

The Nick Spalding Podcast on YouTube

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

The Nick Spalding Podcast gets a second episode, unbelievably...

Right...

Miracles of miracles! I've actually followed through with a second podcast for your delight and edification.

You can access it at iTunes by searching in the Podcast App, or by clicking here:

The Nick Spalding Podcast on iTunes

Please remember to subscribe for further episodes, so you don't have to go searching for it every time a new one appears - and if you enjoy the podcast at iTunes please leave a review! It will really help the podcast gain listeners!

You can also listen to it right here, via Soundcloud, in this embed:



...or at the website here:

The Nick Spalding Podcast on Soundcloud

It's also available at TuneIn Radio:

The Nick Spalding Podcast on TuneIn Radio

You can also access the podcast via Youtube if you like that sort of thing:

The Nick Spalding Podcast on YouTube

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

I have created a podcast. Why not have a listen?

Hi folks,

So, along with working with my publishers on the next book, and writing the next next book at the same time, I've also decided to record a new podcast. This shows hitherto unheard of levels of constructive activity on the part of Spalding. How long it will last is anyone's guess.

There are many ways you can listen to the podcast - which I have called The Nick Spalding Podcast. This, I'm sure you'll agree, is a startlingly original name.

You can access it at iTunes by searching in the Podcast App, or by clicking here:

The Nick Spalding Podcast on iTunes

Please remember to subscribe for further episodes, so you don't have to go searching for it every time a new one appears - and if you enjoy the podcast please leave a review!

You can listen to it right here, via Soundcloud, in this embed:



...or at the website here:

The Nick Spalding Podcast on Soundcloud

It's also available at TuneIn Radio:

The Nick Spalding Podcast on TuneIn Radio

You can also access the podcast via Youtube if you like that sort of thing:

The Nick Spalding Podcast on YouTube

Regardless of the way you chose to listen to it, I do hope you enjoy it. I love listening to podcasts myself, and if I can do even a quarter of the job that some of my favourites do, then I'll be well pleased.

If you'd like to ask me any questions for the podcast, or if you'd just like to give your feedback on it, then you can leave a comment right here on this blog post, or you can contact me on Twitter @nickspalding,  or on Facebook right here,  or you can email me at nick.spalding@hotmail.co.uk.

Right, I'd better get back to the writing...

Enjoy!

Nick.

Monday, 31 July 2017

Update on what I'm up to currently...

Hi folks,

Just thought I'd write a quick blog post to let you all know what I'm up to at the moment, and when you can expect another book from me.

Currently I have two projects on the go.

One novel has been finished, and is currently with my publishers at Amazon, who are in the process of designing the cover and proofreading the book. Once these stages are complete, I'll be able to tell you a lot more about it, including what it's called, what it's about, and when it'll be released. We're looking at either a release late this year or early next year. More information coming very soon!

Secondly, I've just started work on a new novel, that I am a few thousand words into at the moment. With any luck this book will be released some time later in 2018,  so there will be two Nick Spalding books coming out within the next 18 months.

On top of that, I'm also aware that I have a third and final Cornerstone book to write, as well as a novel to finish off the Jamie and Laura story. I can only apologise for those of you waiting for these two books that they haven't come along as yet. What I am able to write is rather guided by how the market is, and at the moment I have to concentrate on novels that are likely to sell the most copies. But, I am hoping that at some point in the near future, I will be able to take my foot off the gas a little, and concentrate on getting Max, Jamie and Laura's final stories written. I can only ask for your continued patience!

...put it this way, George RR Martin STILL hasn't released the next Game Of Thrones book, so it could be worse :)

So, that's where your old pal Nick is at right now. Stay tuned for further updates!

Best wishes, and hope you're enjoying your summer!

Nick x

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

My new book MAD LOVE is out now!

Hi Folks,

Mad Love is out today, so why not pop over to your local Amazon web page and pick up a copy in either Kindle or paperback format?

Thanks very much!

Nick.

Here's the cover:


Here's the blurb:

Can two people who have never met make a marriage work? Popular dating site Sociality thinks so, and is marrying London lad Adam to California girl Jessica to prove it.
What better way to show that your ‘love algorithms’ work than to put two complete strangers together in an expensive publicity stunt? But, as livewire Jess and lazybones Adam quickly discover, just because a computer says you’re the perfect match, it doesn’t make it so!
Two million Sociality subscribers and the media are following the happy couple’s progress, and they have to make a go of it or they’ll lose everything, look like idiots, and destroy Sociality’s reputation. But can the mismatched pair, who seem to be constantly at each other’s throats, put their differences aside and work their way into each other’s hearts?
Nick Spalding, bestselling author of Fat Chance and Bricking It, will make you cry with laughter at this story of marital warfare—complete with sinking boats, badly aimed flatulence, well aimed tennis balls and some very suggestive pastry.

Here's the links where you can buy the book:




Thanks very much, and hope you enjoy the book this Christmas!

Nick.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Announcing MAD LOVE - The new Nick Spalding book - Out December 6th & exclusive to Amazon - Pre-order now!

Well, here we are again, then...

I'm very pleased and proud to announce the upcoming release of the third novel I will be publishing under the Lake Union banner, following the successes of FAT CHANCE & BRICKING IT.

The new novel is called MAD LOVE, and contains all the usual laughs, sticky situations and embarrassment you have come to know and love whenever you crack open a book written by me.

Here's the cover:


Here's the blurb:

Can two people who have never met make a marriage work? Popular dating site Sociality thinks so, and is marrying London lad Adam to California girl Jessica to prove it.
What better way to show that your ‘love algorithms’ work than to put two complete strangers together in an expensive publicity stunt? But, as livewire Jess and lazybones Adam quickly discover, just because a computer says you’re the perfect match, it doesn’t make it so!
Two million Sociality subscribers and the media are following the happy couple’s progress, and they have to make a go of it or they’ll lose everything, look like idiots, and destroy Sociality’s reputation. But can the mismatched pair, who seem to be constantly at each other’s throats, put their differences aside and work their way into each other’s hearts?
Nick Spalding, bestselling author of Fat Chance and Bricking It, will make you cry with laughter at this story of marital warfare—complete with sinking boats, badly aimed flatulence, well aimed tennis balls and some very suggestive pastry.

Here's the links where you can pre-order the book:



Pre-order MAD LOVE in Australia on Kindle

MAD LOVE will be released on TUESDAY DECEMBER 6th 


Thanks very much, and hope you enjoy the book this Christmas!

Nick.

Friday, 11 December 2015

BRICKING IT now available in W.H Smith, so here's a competition!

Hi folks,

To celebrate BRICKING IT being sold in WH Smith over the Christmas period, I'm launching a competition to win signed paperbacks of my three biggest hits: LOVE FROM BOTH SIDES, FAT CHANCE, and, of course, BRICKING IT.

To be in with a chance of winning, here's what you have to do:

If you're in a branch of WH Smith and you see a copy of BRICKING IT lying around making the place look untidy, simply pick it up and take a picture of yourself with it. Or buy it, and take a shot with it outside.
Or, or,  if you're feeling shy, a picture of just the book will do, but a nice shot of your smiling face is much preferred! 

Make sure to say what branch of WH Smith you're in, so people will know where to flock to pick up their very own copy. Ahem.

Then, all you have to do is upload the picture to Facebook and/or Twitter, making sure to tag me in it, or message me to let me know you've done it. I will then randomly chose a winner from all the entries. 

Yes, this is your chance to win a unique, one of a kind, Spalding-esque gift by looking like a prize plum, taking photos of yourself and a bright red book in a major high street retailer, just weeks before Christmas! 

So there you have it. I'll run the competition until Sunday December 27th, so get snapping!

...and don't forget, BRICKING IT will make a tremendous gift for any of your loved ones this Christmas. I know, I've asked them. They told me it would make their Yuletide dreams come true, and you wouldn't want to disappoint them now, would you?

Try not to look this much like a goon though, eh?


Of course, this entire thing is a blatant attempt to get it higher than 80...


*****

BRICKING IT @Amazon:

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

BRICKING IT is out now!

Hi folks,

BRICKING IT is out now on Amazon!

Here is the cover, and all the usual details:


BRICKING IT

When siblings Dan and Hayley Daley inherit their late grandmother’s derelict Victorian farmhouse, it seems like a dream come true. All they have to do is fix the place up and sell it for a tidy profit!

Except—as anyone who has renovated an old house knows—things are never that easy.
The walls are rapidly crumbling around them, the architect is a certified lunatic, the budget is spiraling…and then there’s the disturbingly intelligent cow to worry about.

On top of all this, the renovation is being featured on a daytime reality TV show, and as soon as Great Locations presenter Gerard O’Keefe catches sight of Hayley’s first-floor balcony, he’s determined to woo her out of her ban on romance, whether she wants him to or not.

Will Dan and Hayley survive and sell up? Or will the whole thing collapse on them like a ton of bricks?

From bestselling author Nick Spalding comes a hilarious tale of life, love and dodgy plumbing.

*****

You can buy the book at Amazon now, by clicking on the following links:











*****


Friday, 28 August 2015

Announcing my new novel! BRICKING IT - out December 1st

Hi folks,

I'm delighted to officially announce details of my next full length novel, published once again by Lake Union Publishing.

Here is the cover, and all the usual details:


BRICKING IT

When siblings Dan and Hayley Daley inherit their late grandmother’s derelict Victorian farmhouse, it seems like a dream come true. All they have to do is fix the place up and sell it for a tidy profit!

Except—as anyone who has renovated an old house knows—things are never that easy.
The walls are rapidly crumbling around them, the architect is a certified lunatic, the budget is spiraling…and then there’s the disturbingly intelligent cow to worry about.

On top of all this, the renovation is being featured on a daytime reality TV show, and as soon as Great Locations presenter Gerard O’Keefe catches sight of Hayley’s first-floor balcony, he’s determined to woo her out of her ban on romance, whether she wants him to or not.

Will Dan and Hayley survive and sell up? Or will the whole thing collapse on them like a ton of bricks?

From bestselling author Nick Spalding comes a hilarious tale of life, love and dodgy plumbing.

*****

BRICKING IT will be released on the 1st of December 2015.

You can pre-order the book at Amazon now, by clicking on the following links:











*****


Tuesday, 10 March 2015

OUT NOW! My newest book LOVE AMONG THE STARS! Jamie & Laura are back!

Click here to buy my latest book!

Kindle: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Love-Among-Stars-Book-ebook/dp/B00UFVKDYW

Paperback: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Love-Among-Stars-Nick-Spalding/dp/1508711194

LOVE AMONG THE STARS is the fourth book in the Love... series.

It's available as an ebook exclusively on the Amazon Kindle for just £1.99, and is also available from Amazon as a paperback for £5.99.

This is the book's cover and the description:


Sometimes, the hardest part of becoming a success is keeping a straight face...

Jamie & Laura Newman have recently become quite the successful and mildly wealthy couple, thanks to the fact they've managed to write a series of popular romantic comedies together. This has come as a complete surprise to the hapless pair, and is - needless to say - a turn of events neither are in the slightest bit equipped to deal with.

They get invited to posh events where they feel endlessly out of place, have long lost relatives turn up out of the blue, raise an aspiring diva for a daughter, and go on holiday to exotic places they really have no place being. It's enough to make anyone crawl under the nearest rock.

If you're Jamie, you also get to turn 40 - and there's not a damn thing he can do to stop it. As for Laura, well let's say that just because you can afford to purchase expensive beauty products, it doesn't necessarily mean that you should.

Money can't buy you happiness as the old saying goes. Nor can it stop the Newmans being the Newmans, with all their quirks, eccentricities - and the uncanny ability to embarrass themselves in public at the drop of a hat.

LOVE... AMONG THE STARS is the fourth book by Nick Spalding about Jamie & Laura, and is full of the warts-and-all, laugh out loud comedy you've come to know and love.

_________________________

So there you have it :)

It's been a pleasure writing about Jamie and Laura again, and I hope you will enjoy reading this fourth book in the series. If you have any feedback, let me know here, or at Twitter & Facebook. As always, if you can retweet and Facebook share my updates, I'd be very grateful.

Thank you for your continued support, and have a fantastic day!

Best wishes,

Nick