Nick Fletcher is an award-winning journalist, one of Britain’s most prolific writers with more than 30,000 articles published, and also the author of 10 books.
In journalism, he specialises in writing about cars, show business, and antiques, and his work has appeared in every UK national newspaper and many magazines.He also worked for several years as a showbiz journalist, interviewing Hollywood stars and TV celebrities and won the Diversey Award for features journalism.
Nick Fletcher is also noted as a crime-writer, with two novels and two collections of short stories published. He has won a fiction award from World Wide Writer’s Magazine.
Educated at Wellington Grammar School in Shropshire, Nick became a crime reporter at the Midland News Agency in Wolverhampton. Later he became chief reporter at the Staffordshire Newsletter, and also worked as a journalist in Sussex for two years before returning to the Midlands where he joined the Express and Star group.
After a sabbatical in the antiques trade – which produced three books and a series of newspaper and magazines articles – he returned to journalism as features editor at the daily Chronicle And Echo in Northampton, later specialising in syndicated show business features and interviewing many TV celebrities and Hollywood stars. He won the Diversey Award for features journalism.
In 1986 he returned to Staffordshire, working as a freelance writer for more than 20 years before moving to South Devon, where he is now based.
He continues to write for newspapers and magazines, and is also a media consultant.
Nick Fletcher also lectures and has been an adjudicator at literary festivals.
He began writing crime fiction in the late 1990s, publishing a short-story collection, Escaping The Rain, and two private-eye novels, The Long Sunset and Imperfect Day, both featuring the journalist-turned-detective Max Slater.
Two novella collections featuring Max Slater – Snapshot and Dark Edges – have cheap cycling jerseys also been published.