About Me



Email: thenathancrowder@gmail.com

Twitter: NateCrowder

The eldest child of an existentialist librarian and a teacher/child-care specialist, Nathan was perhaps doomed from the very start. He was raised on a steady diet of lurid ghost stories, B-movies, comic books, and role-playing games. He wanted to be a writer from as far back as the age of 10.

Due largely to his love of movies, Nathan’s first serious writing was screenplays before he turned his attention back to short fiction and, ultimately novels. He is the proud author of over a dozen published novels, including several set in the superhero universe of Cobalt City which he created, as well as the Gothic high fantasy Of Rooks & Ravens from Razorgirl Press and Ink Calls to Ink from CHBB Publishing. His short fiction has appeared in such places as Thuglit.com, Byzarium, Crossed Genres, Absent Willow Review, WilyWriters.com, and in the anthologies Close Encounters of the Urban Kind by Apex Books, Cthulhurotica, Rigor Amortis, Cobalt City Christmas, Human Tales, Rock ‘N’ Roll is Dead, Space Tramps, Mad Scientist Journal, Selfies from the End of the World, and others. He wrote the Parsec award winning podcast Cobalt City Adventures Unlimited. His ghost story “None Left Behind” won the Hauntings competition at the prestigious Hugo House in 2007, and his urban/sci-fi story “Deacon Carter’s Last Dime” has appeared on the long-list for storySouth Notable Stories 2009. And “Frames of Reference” was an honorable mention in Ellen Datlow’s Years Best Horror 2010.

Nathan currently lives in the Bohemian wilds of Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood where he blogs about writing, film, fringe candy, and social justice. He is known to haunt the local coffee houses, comic shop, dives, and karaoke stages.  Nathan lives with his paper-artist cohort and their strategic strike team of semi-feral cats.

He is available for speaking engagements, convention panels, or workshops.