Meet the Author

Who’s writing this stuff, anyway?

Nick Shell is a native of Fort Payne, AL.  He graduated from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA in 2005 with a B.A. in English and taught English in Bangkok, Thailand in 2003 and 2004.  He met his wife, Jill, at a taping of “CMT Crossroads” while living in Nashville, TN.  Their son, Jack, was born in November 2010.

You may contact Nick at nickshell1983@hotmail.

Publishing Trophies:

Nick was featured in the November 2010 issue of American Baby magazine and three times on WordPress’s “Freshly Pressed” home page.

After a first year of writing his weekly daddy blog “dad from day one,” chose to pick up and reboot the series for their website, making Nick Shell their officially daddy blogger.  Click on the link below to read the new rebooted daddy blog on

The Dadabase

Below are the media outlets that Nick Shell has been featured in so far. Click on the link below each logo to see which post or series was selected.

The Entire “Dad from Day One” Series

The Fear of Messing This Thing Up

8 Non-Religious Reasons To Take Your Kids To Church

Party Like It’s 1999

Boom Days Rekindles Hometown Feelings (a shorter version of The Return of the Small Town)

The Korean Sauna Experience: Friendship, Friendship

Movie Guy, at Your Service: The Social Network

Spring Cleaning and Closet Purging

13 thoughts on “Meet the Author”

  1. how do you become a freelance writer? and don’t say just by writing copious amounts of insightful, entertaining things. give me an easier answer ;)

    1. Ha ha. A lot of it involves submitting countless “queries” to potential publishers like magazines and websites. The way I got started was to read “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Publishing Magazine Articles”. True story.

  2. I am originally from Malaysia, am currently a postdoctoral research fellow in one of the public universities in U.S. Your post about facebook friendship is very insightful . ..

    1. Thank you, that’s very interesting. Please feel free to ask any questions you have along the way about our strange American cultures :)

  3. Hi Nick. I am now following you on Twitter and invited you to join me on Facebook. I look forward to browsing through your blog! Congrats on 50,000+ hits; very encouraging!

  4. Found your blog through a Ron Paul 2012 search. We have a lot in common. I will be adding you to my blog roll. Happy trails and Let Liberty Ring in 2012!! God Bless!!

  5. Hi Nick,
    I’m a freshman at Temple University, and for a research paper, I’ve decided to write about pot-heads, and the stigmas and stereotypes about them.
    I was wondering if it’d be alright if I quoted you in my paper.
    Also, I was wondering if you could point me in the direction of some of your sources. It would be a tremendous help in writing my paper.

    Thanks so much!

  6. Nick, I don’t exactly know how I ended up on your website blog or whatever it is, but I have been suffering with eczema/psoriasis on my hands and feet for 2 years. I am a very young at heart, fit, nutrition conscious fanatic, active, intelligent 60 year old woman of FAITH. I exercise, eat and drink natural, non-processed foods, like Kombucha, blue green algae, and many herbal extracts. Though I confess I do eat sugar, like organic coconut milk ice cream and gluten free desserts once in awhile.

    I spent about 1/2 hour reading your info on eczema and felt conviction about my eating habits. I went to a naturopath in December, who put me on a strict diet, very hard to follow 100%, and recently I have been backsliding into eating some gluten, some sugar, and pork products, which were all OFF my eating list.

    I really struggle with my skin condition. My hands and feet swell, are inflamed and get splits and crack lesions in the skin, which become very painful. I lose days from work due to not being able to walk without great pain. I take handfuls of vitamins, drink fish oil and blue green algae. My holistic Dr. is Dr. D’adamo, to founder of the blood type diets, and eating for your blood type. I did irrigation colonics for 4 months and German detox foot baths. Then stopped. I have been to at least 6 different doctors. So I have tried the traditional medical route (which I don’t really have alot of faith in them) and 2 different naturopaths. I have tried dozens upon dozens of different topical creams and oils. So you see I have tried just about everything.

    I am very weary of the battle. Any words of wisdom you want to share about eczema I’d love to hear from you.

    If I eliminate “sugar” and pork completely, do U think I’d see any improvement. What about Stevia?

    Maurita Mitchell

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