Hemant Nayak
Hemant Nayak


I was born in India and grew up in the character building cold of Milwaukee, WI where I often still venture to visit friends and family.  I began writing stories as a kid and handed them out to children on the school bus. In those stories my friends figured as main characters as the bus careened out of control across the city.

 I currently reside with my family in the Pacific Northwest where I  work on writing and in my free time am an emergency room physician.

Writing Influences

I grew up reading fantasy and science fiction and read widely in both genres. 

Lord of the Rings, Johnathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke, and Watership Down by Richard Adams are among my favorites.  I also love general fiction and count Alan Paton's Cry of the Beloved Country as one of the best books I've ever read.


Books on writing I've enjoyed include Story by Robert Mckee, Scene and Structure by Jack Bickham, and Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

Check out my blog - An American Orc in Seattle :a fantasy blog on fantasy writing http://americanorcinseattle.blogspot.com/ it's a humorous take on fantasy book reviews done by an orc and an elf in a bar

News Update

I am thrilled to annnounce that I am now represented by Jennifer Azantian@jenazantian on twitter, website  http://azantianlitagency.com/


"Sparks and Fire Shooting Up Your Spine" is the working title of my latest novel and it will hopefully out for submission later in the year. 


"The Furious Sound of Crickets" has been published in the Penmen Review! here's the link http://penmenreview.com/furious-sound-crickets/




I always love to hear from my readers. Please don't hesitate to contact me at hemunayak@hotmail.com.

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Find out about my upcoming book releases and bookstore signing events on my Facebook page. (PENDING)

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