1, Tell us about you, and your writing (themes, influences etc.)
A1: I’m a family man (a husband to a lovely talented woman and a father to three young daughters), and I work as a newspaper reporter. I’m an Army veteran, outdoorsman, and poet published by Winter Goose Publishing.
My writing is simple and largely observational. I tend to write poetry about what I see and feel. That runs the gamut from nature, travel, camping, fishing, food, drinks, strangers, mental health, dreams, sex, spirituality, books, etc. In short, I suppose I’ll write about any facet of my life.
2, What are some of the ways in which you promote your work, and do you find these add, or eat into, your time writing?
A2: I promote my poetry and author brand through the regular social media platforms, and I don’t shy away from paying for advertising once in awhile and running giveaways for my books. I think I sell most of my work, however, through directly networking with readers and through events like book signings.
I don’t actually find marketing and promoting eating into my writing time. I don’t necessarily like marketing my work or promoting it but that’s the fact of modern publishing and writing. As for my writing time, I write anywhere and everywhere so I don’t find my writing time ever infringed upon really.
3, What projects are you working on at present?
A3: Well, my latest poetry collection with Winter Goose Publishing hit shelves at the end of March so I’m in a marketing campaign for that. I’m always editing my poetry and writing new poems. Im currently at work on the manuscript for my 2019 collection, “Echoes in the High Country”.
At the end of April I’ll be attending a 2-day poetry workshop where I’ve been invited to read poetry and sell some books. I also have other book signings scheduled for “Think of Me”.
4, What does poetry mean to you?
A4: To me, poetry means a hell of a lot. It’s how I properly express myself, calm myself, and show readers the world around them that they might not be noticing.
Nicholas Trandahl presents a stark and authentic work with his newest collection, Think of Me. Stories and observations rife with melancholy, adventure, and naturalism are displayed in the simple and honest verse he’s known for. Through this sincere poetic style, Trandahl informs us all, no matter our background, that the ordinary is actually quite extraordinary.