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Author Spotlight: Nick Smith

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In Nick Smith’s new thriller The Windmill Factory, Paul Humber uses his psychic powers to help the police but finds his life and sanity threatened by a killer who makes his worst nightmares a reality. Paul can rewind the memories of dead people but he’d rather have a drink.


When his cop friend Mike asks for help investigating a series of murders, Paul hits the bottle and follows the trail of a neurosurgeon who tampers with his patients’ dreams. Paul’s life gets more complicated when he falls for Mike’s girlfriend, who might be psychic herself.


Mr. Smith is a bestselling author and award-winning filmmaker originally from the UK. He lives in Fort Walton Beach and works in Inlet Beach. He began his creative career as a writer and researcher for the BBC in the mid-‘90s.


He is the author of the bestseller Milk Treading, which was featured on NPR and translated into Italian. He also adapted Milk Treading as an Edinburgh Fringe play. His other books include Undead on Arrival, Eat Happy, The Age of Endarkenment, Scriptwriting: The Secrets Unleashed and The Kitty Killer Cult.


Mr. Smith is also a filmmaker (the feature-length movie Cold Soldiers is currently being distributed by Maverick Entertainment) and television and film actor. A founding member of the Film School Scotland and a committee member for Emerald Coast Film, Mr. Smith has lectured at colleges and film programs in Europe and the United States.


The Windmill Factory is available now in paperback.


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