Nathan Marchand is a young writer from northeastern Indiana. Born June 29, 1983, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, he was homeschooled starting in first grade. He discovered his talent for writing in sixth grade English. He was given the assignment to write a “fanciful story,” so he crafted one about his toys coming to life and fighting each other. He enjoyed it so much, he wrote many sequels (he still has them all…somewhere). He eventually expanded into writing other stories and genres. He has wanted to write science fiction since his dad introduced him to the original Star Trek at age three.
He attended Taylor University Fort Wayne, earning a B.A. in professional writing. He was taught by Dr. Dennis E. Hensley, one of the premiere writing instructors in the country. While there, he wrote for The Express, the school newspaper, and Calliope, the literary magazine, and authored various freelance articles.
Since graduation, he’s worn several hats. He worked as a reporter for the Bluffton News-Banner in Bluffton, Indiana. He’s also freelanced for www.Examiner.com and GigaGeek Magazine, among others. He served as marketing director/staff writer for Breakthrough Writing Services, a writing business he helped start with fellow TUFW graduates.
Nathan believes Jesus Christ is “the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6). His stories, he hopes, communicate this at least implicitly.
His literary influences include C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Robert Heinlein, and Orson Scott Card. His favorite books are The Lord of the Rings, C.S. Lewis’ Space Trilogy, The Chronicles of Narnia, Starship Troopers, and Ender’s Game.
When not writing, he enjoys other creative endeavors like photography, acting, podcasting, making videos, and ballroom dancing.