nick nixon   
published author and illustrator
   I Grew up in Memphis, TN, went to school and college here. I showed a talent for art and telling tall tales at an early age. I prefer to think of it as being blessed with talent and creativity. I made my living as a graphic artist most of my adult life, owning and operating a graphic design firm which employed a number of other artists.
   Most of my writing consisted of advertising copy. When I retired, I began to write humor articles for various publications and doing cartoons to go along with some of them. I also did voiceovers on commercials and illustrated books for other writers. I was asked in a radio interview if there was anything I have not done yet that I would like to do. I blurted out, "Every writer would like to write a book." That was the first time I had actually said that or even thought it. 
   My love of old black and white film noir crime movies from the 1930s, '40s and '50s and my sense of humor, came up with the idea of writing THE MALTESE CHICKEN, a parody on THE MALTESE FALCON. Another writer suggested I write a serious crime novel instead.
   One evening, when I was trying to to sleep, the idea for THE FRAME popped into my head. Three months later I had written over 86,000 words. Now the book is on Kindle and in print with a little over 83,000 words in it. I hope you will read it and enjoy it as much as I did writing it.
   I just finished MURDER ON THE 13th GREEN. I am now writing THE MAIN STREET MURDERS. All three are Peter English, PI Mysteries, set in Memphis during the 1940s, right after WWII.
   I have also written six children's stories that I am illustrating. From murder mysteries to children's books? That's no stretch. I have five children and fourteen grandchildren...and a very supportive wife.