Nikki Tate is an accomplished author and the founder of Writers on Fire by Nexus Generation!
Based in Alberta, Nikki is inspired by the great outdoors and enjoys, among other things, horse riding, rock climbing, cross-country skiing and hiking. She is the author of more than 30 books, including the children's book series Tarragon Island, Stablemate series and the Estorian Chronicles fantasy series.
A lover of adventure (and horses!), Nikki used her equestrian skills to ride the Pony Express Trail across the state of Nevada in order to promote her children's book Jo's Triumph (Orca, 2002) in September 2002. Riding her 21-year-old Arabian mare, Breezy, she stopped at various schools along the way to share stories of her adventures, and of the history of the Pony Express, with the children she was presenting to.
As well as the above, Nikki has also contributed as an author to many of Orca Book Publishers' series, including their Orca Issues and Orca Footprints series'.
As part of the Orca Issues series, Nikki released Choosing to Live, Choosing to Die in 2019, which pulls from her own personal struggle with her mother's dementia and the inability to fulfil her end of life wishes.
As part of the Orca Footprints series, Nikki wrote Deep Roots: How Trees Sustain Our Planet (2015), which received several award nominations and was named by the New York Public Library as one of 2016's Best 100 Books for Kids.
Most recently, Nikki released a picture book with illustrations by Katie Kath called Home Base: A Mother-Daughter Story (Holiday House, March 2020), which received starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews and Publishers Weekly.
Nikki started Writers on Fire in order to inspire and support others who want to rejuvenate their creativity. She mentors and supports members in developing their writing skills, whether they choose to express themselves through poetry, fiction, non-fiction or memoir.
For those who wish to explore publication, Nikki provides feedback, encouragement, and guidance as writers explore various platforms for sharing their work.