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Posted by Lucy

March 20th 2012

Hi William, I have the orginal UK hardback editions of Seeker and Jango but for some unknown reason i don't seem to have the third book (i think it got mislaid during house moves). It might sound pendantic but i really liked the old first edition covers and the "new" ones aren't as nice, in my opinion. I seem to remember a really long time ago reading that one could get the original dustjacket from your website. The style of the dustjacket has a circle with a picture inlaid towards the top section and then the name on the bottom. There is an orange theme for Seeker, and blue for Jango. Do you have any recollection of these covers, or any idea on how i could go about getting one for Noman? Thank you in adavance for any help. Lucy

William Nicholson responded:

You're right, there were some extra old-style covers printed for just this purpose, but I don't know if there are any left. You'd have to contact the publisher, Egmont (address inside the book, on the first page).

Posted by ronit shapiro

March 20th 2012

Dear Mr. Nicholson, I have heard recently that you wrote the screenplay for a new film about Nelson Mandela, who is a great inspiration to me. I would greatly appreciate an opportunity to talk to you in person about a feature film that I conceived and initiated recently based on a yet another inspirational real-life story set in Zululand, South Africa during the time of the Apartheid. A biopic about one of the world’s greatest wildlife and wilderness conservationists. I am looking for a writer to develop the screenplay, which will be based on a book that was written by the story’s protagonist. I am sorry that I cannot give more details here. I look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, Ronit Shapiro

William Nicholson responded:

I have done the screenplay for Long Walk to Freedom. I'm afraid I'm not able to help with your new project - I just have too many projects of my own these days. But there are many wonderful writers out there, so I'm sure you'll be able to find one to take you to the next stage.

Posted by Gavin Molloy

March 12th 2012

Hi William, Thank you very much for your kind reply. I figured a coffee meeting may have been quite optimistic from one email. I am a big fan of your work, and you never know until you ask do you? I wonder if it would be possible, and again, I am very aware of the fact that you owe me nothing - I am just working on the hope that you can reconnect with your early days and lend me a quick hand. If you could read my synopsis (150 words) it would mean the world to me. Many thanks, Gavin Molloy

William Nicholson responded:

Okay, send it via one of my agents. Details on this site.

Posted by Gavin Molloy

March 10th 2012

Dear William, As a primary school teacher I have to say that I love your piece in the Children's Writers' and Artists' Yearbook 2012. I found it so simple and inspiring. It really connected with me, you seem a man who has the exact same approach and attitude to story writing as I do. I am from Ireland, though currently working in London. Recently I completed what I believe will be an immensely popular fantasy adventure book for kids - 'The House That Went WHEEESH! in the Night' It has recently received rave reviews from some of the harshest critics in town - two children from my class! (I obviously never told them I wrote it. Cruel as kids can be, they would only be biased if they had known it was me) It has passed the adult proof reading test with flying colours also - some friends were volunteered. I am very passionate about my creative side. I give extensively to it. I wrote my book from the heart. The fate of the main characters and their eternal struggle between sense of adventure and being too far out of their depth remains the driving force throughout - there is no getting lost in multiple realms or thousands of Tolkien names like you talk about in your piece. It is light hearted and funny in parts, dark and twisted in others - to quote one of the children - it's a real page turner because you just feel like you're there with them (the main two characters) You say that anyone can get past the gatekeepers if they have the talent. I would love to catch up with you for a coffee and a chat some time. Gavin Molloy

William Nicholson responded:

Your book sounds very promising - next step, get an agent. I know it's not easy, but if your writing delivers, it will happen. Forgive me if I don't fix up a meeting, I'm very jealous of my time - the older I get the less time there seems to be, and the harder I work. But you don't need me, you need a professional agent and publisher. Time to start putting the book out there.

Posted by Coreen Harris

March 9th 2012

Sir, I have had the wonderful experience of viewing your previous work, Firelight. It has become clear to me that you processed your finished work, Firelight, as a failure on your part as a writer and director. However, this is not the situation. Please, as a mother two beautiful children, I implore you to try to continue in the character development of the future family that was in the movie. As a mother and writer, I seek opportunities to express the desired need of faith for one's family and the hope of a mother. Thank you for reviewing my letter today. But please consider.

William Nicholson responded:

I really do appreciate your message to me. I am continuing - I've never stopped - though that particular story may now be over. But as you'll see from this site, my work continues.

Posted by Rob Stott

March 7th 2012

Hello Mr Nicholson, I have just ordred a couple of your books as gifts for my fathers birthday, which I believe completes his set of your novels. (cant ask him in case it spoils the suprise). I was hoping that you could please give me an address to write to and request that you sign a few bookplates to place in his books. I would of course send a sase. The gifts would thus become very special and ones my dad would be very grateful to you for. Thank you, Rob.

William Nicholson responded:

I'd love to sign bookplates for your father. I try not to give out my home address - sorry to be a nuisance - and I won't ask you to give out yours on this public forum - but perhaps you could mail or email my agent - see the Agents page on this site - with your address and they'll pass it on to me. I'll then post you the signed bookplates.