Nick T Chan lives in Sydney, Australia, with his wonderful wife Fiona and future Hugo/Nebula/Pulitzer/Nobel prizewinning daughter Nina. He has previously worked as a technical writer for textbooks in various fields and currently works as a project manager and editor in postgraduate education. He is also an assistant editor on the ParsecInk Triangulation series of anthologies.
His childhood was spent reading. Reading when he should been cleaning his bedroom, reading instead of (and during) playing sports, reading when he should have been doing his homework. As a young boy, his long-suffering mother had to read The Lord of the Rings to him every night without any deviation. Nick had memorized every single page, so he knew if his mother tried to skip any pages (even the Tom Bombadil passages).
After university, Nick attempted to write sporadically, but made the mistake of abandoning his love of speculative fiction in the belief that other genres were more respectable. Without loving what he wrote, his productivity withered, and he abandoned serious writing for many years.
Five years ago, Nick returned to his roots in order to write a fantasy novel that will never see the light of day. At the same time, he spotted an advertisement for a writing course run by acclaimed Australian speculative fiction writer Terry Dowling. With the help of renowned Australian writers such as Cat Sparks, Rob Hood and Terry, as well as a talented writing group organized by Terry, he started on the continuing journey of learning how to write and rekindled his love for speculative fiction. In 2010, he set his sights on the Writers of the Future competition.
After two honorable mentions and one non-winning Finalist, he won with “The Command for Love.” He is currently working on a novel set in the same world as “The Command for Love.”