Nicky Webber. Author
SHARE THIS WRITER’S JOURNEY FROM IDEA TO PUBLISHED BOOK
I love writing about controversial characters that challenge the reader’s preconceptions. I write to entertain and intrigue, immersing readers in an emotional journey.
I was born in New Zealand and lived in South Africa during the turbulent years transitioning away from apartheid. There are a lot more stories to tell about this chapter of my life. But initially, I enjoyed a successful career as a newspaper and magazine journalist before returning home to Auckland in 1994.
I quit my day job to research and write, No Ordinary Man, published in January 2019. With 5-star reviews, this true story delivers creative non-fiction alongside a fascinating WWII family saga. This book tells the tale of an ANZAC soldier who lives a secret double-life during the war and after his return home.
In the Deep End – Book One is my second novel released in July 2019. It is contemporary fiction that delves into the complexities of marriage and navigates the love bonds between two married couples. I am currently working on In the Deep End – Book Two in this series, which I hope to publish before Christmas.
I love to make my readers laugh at life and think about what they would do, given a similar situation. That’s part of the intrigue that keeps those pages turning.
I live in Cambridge, where I write and blog updates and excerpts of my work.
No Ordinary Man
5 Star Read
Mick Thompson’s secretive double-life throughout WWII continued after returning home to New Zealand in 1945.
This seductive true story explores love against the backdrop of this courageous ANZAC soldier’s fight in the Western Desert war in North Africa.
The writer skilfully delves into Mick’s personal struggle with sexuality, focusing on his alter ego. This real-life account challenges conventional thinking about bravery, male and female roles, love, lust and forgiveness.
The story exposes war and life on Mick’s return home with humour and insight making for a captivating book.
In The Deep End – Book One
The story explores the irrationalities of human nature with a riveting narrative that challenges social convention.
This moving family saga contradicts moral stereotypes, defying love-bonds that should last a lifetime.
Set in California, two families travel to New Zealand and experience living and working between Los Angeles and Auckland, adding a richness and contrast in cultures. This family saga provides the perfect backdrop for confronting ordinary life while experiencing extraordinary relationships.
The story-line examines the main protagonist, Amira Davis’s life and how she loves two men, who are also best friends.
In The Deep End – Book Two
Currently in Progress
This is Book Two, the sequel to In the Deep End – Book One, published earlier this year.
This new contemporary novel is Nicky Webber’s third book and will explore the life of the lovers’ son, Hawke, introduced in Book One of In the Deep End. Click on the Read More button below, to see an initial draft of Chapter One. Please note, this could change as I work to complete the full story. The editors and proof reader haven’t even seen this yet!