About Nick Russell

New York Times bestselling author Nick Russell published daily and weekly newspapers in Washington, Oregon, and Arizona before becoming a fulltime RVer. Then he and his wife Terry spent almost 18 years living a nomadic lifestyle exploring America’s back roads and writing about them in their popular Gypsy Journal RV travel newspaper and presenting travel seminars at RV rallies across the country. Now they spend part of the year at their home on Florida’s Intercoastal Waterway and travel several months a year.

Nick is the author of the bestselling Big Lake mystery series, Dog’s Run, Return To Dog’s Run, Black Friday, and the John Lee Quarrels mystery/thriller series. His nonfiction books include Highway History and Back Road Mystery, Highway History and Back Road Mystery II, Meandering Down The Highway – A Year On The Road With Fulltime RVers, Work Your Way Across The USA – You Can Earn A Living And Travel Too!, The Frugal RVer, Overlooked Florida, and Overlooked Arizona.

You can follow Nick on his Facebook Author’s Page, Nick Russell’s Writing Life or at www.nickrussellbooks.com

12 thoughts on “About Nick Russell”

  1. I was one who downloaded ur bookbub offering and looking at ur blog and published books have become a fan already. We’ve been marooned in Las Vegas 4 two weeks waiting 4 parts. Spent a week+ n bullhead city before that trying to head 2 yuma 4 the winter. R plans 2 hit the civil war battlefields this summer got waylaid. Have u spent time in Winfield ks when they r having the nat’l flat picking championships?

  2. I have just finished reading “Big Lake”, the first book in the series. I liked it and I will read the second book too.

    BUT – I am confused: The protagonist, Sheriff Weber (true German name btw 😉 is sheriff in (fictitious) Big Lake in a not named fictitious county in the real Great State of Arizona! From the description of the scenic drives in the book I would imagine that Mr Weber is a real ELECTED county sheriff (compared to an appointed police chief of a city).

    How can it be that an elected sheriff has to take orders from a city mayar or can be threatend by this man to be fired.

    I can’t imagine that the real (in)famous sheriff of the real Maricopa County (AZ), Joe Arpaio, would be taking orders from the mayor of the the city of Phoenix?

    Does anybody know more, please?

    Greetings from Germany (yes, we do have Amazon too and we do have Kindles as well 😉

    1. I am happy you are enjoying my Big Lake series. In answer to your question about Sheriff Weber, I used literary license to be able to create the ongoing conflict between the sheriff and mayor.
      Nick Russell

  3. I took a class from you at an RV rally in Louisville many years ago and was beyond impressed. Imagine my excitement when I discovered your Big Lake series! Now I’m thrilled with the John Lee Quarrels series. Can’t wait for book 2.

  4. I am enjoying your series. I have read quite a number of series taking place in the southwest and I really appreciate your humanity and humor.
    Terrific stories. I’m only on the third book


  5. Holy Cow.

    How are you Nick?

    I still have copies of the articles of our misadventures.

    You have my email send me a note.


  6. My favorite author. Prior to my Dad passing he thoroughly enjoyed your books. I recommend them to anyone looking for excellent reading

  7. I have been enjoying the John Lee Quarrels series…Hugh Gant was my father’s cousin! My maiden name is Gantt, as my grandfather changed the spelling from Gant to Gantt, The name change was due to the notoriety of Hugh Gant in and around Florida.

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