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Nigel Nessling.Nigel Nessling


Born in February 1958, Nigel is married to Kerena, with three children and three grandchildren.  Ex-Royal Air Force, he has spent most of his working life in the aviation industry, and at the time of writing, works for the British Army as a civilian helicopter technician.

His hobbies include hotrodding and customising old cars, and has been a member of the Acton Hot Rod Association since the late seventies.  Other interests include playing computer games, aviation history and Sci-Fi.  A big fan of ‘Star Trek’ and especially the re-imaged ‘Battlestar Galactica,’ the idea of time travel is one that has intrigued him since childhood.  When Finn’s age, he himself yearned to find a way to save the life of Joan of Arc, and spent many childhood hours daydreaming of traveling back in time to prevent her from being burned at the stake.

He has an eclectic taste in music, which has helped to create many references to songs in the book, using relevant titles and lyrics to colour the action.

Below is a picture of his 220bhp, Rover V8 powered 1965 Ford Zodiac, taken at a ‘work-in-progress’ though still drivable stage.  Disliking most modern cars, he hopes eventually to have it more presentable, when it will become his only means of transport.

Ford Zodiac



Deanna Nessling.   

  Meet The Authors Deanna Nessling                            

At the time of writing, Deanna is an English Literature A Level student.  As well as taking a keen interest in writing, she takes entertainment out of illustration, storyboarding, theatre, and playing video games.  Born April 1996, she is the youngest daughter of Nigel, and the two share a close friendship as well as co-authorship.

Deanna spends most of her time illustrating, and hopes to branch off into a successful comic book writing career in the near future.  Much of her work is based on myths and legends, following themes of fantasy, or dark tales of monsters.  She shares her father’s love of customised cars along with his imagination, leading her down a creative pathway, and hopes to continue with this path later on in life.

Below is an example of Deanna’s work which she has produced for her A Level art exam.


An Example of Deanna's Art




“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.  The credit belongs to the man who is in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood... who, at best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory or defeat.”

Theodore S. Roosevelt.



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