Having written since they were able to pick up a pen, Nathan Reese Maher has had a profound interest in writing throughout childhood which included attending several young writers conferences and even reaching out to TSR (Publishers of Advanced Dungeons and Dragons) about a manuscript at the age of 14 and receiving some very heartwarming advice from the editors there.
Nathan attended the University of Iowa in pursuit of a Dance degree in Classical Ballet, which shifted back to their original love of writing after an injury prevented further advancement. In 2005, Nathan graduated with a BA in English Literature with an emphasis in Classics and Creative Writing.
Their first book, "Secrets of the CitySpire - A Familiar Love Song" was published in 2010, and is well known for the following quote: "All is as if the world did cease to exist. The city's monuments go unseen, its past unheard, and its culture slowly fading in the dismal sea." Which has been cited in several independent works including art, poetry, video, photography and papers. The quote was even featured by Buzz Feed and hailed multiple times on World Goth Day.
In November 2017, Nathan was awarded the Royal Dragonfly Book Award for 1st place in Middle Grade fiction for their book, "Lights Out - Book 1", a book which continues to be their highest selling book.
In March of 2020, Nathan opened NRM Books and remains the purveyor of those haunting tomes.
Nathan continues to write to this day, with several projects completed and waiting on representation or self-publication. They live in Tacoma, Washington with their amazing and highly supportive spouse and child.
"Lights Out - Book 5" (Pending)
"Blades & Ballet - Enemy of the Winds" (Pending)
Tabletop Roleplaying Games
"5e - Beneath the Floors and in the Walls" (Pending)
"Blades & Ballet - The Roleplaying Game" (Pending)
"AgeUp Core Rules" (In Playtest)
"Spooks! Welcome to the Great Beyond 2nd Edition" (Pending)
"Spooks! Welcome to the Great Beyond 2nd Edition - The Book of Breathing" (Pending)
"X-Grade Yearbook" (Pending)
"Faeries! And the Invisible World" (Pending)
Public Domain Revitalization Projects
"Winnie the Pooh" (Pending)