Nils Nisse Visser 

Scribbler on a quest to retell old Sussex Folklore (and some Dutch Sealore) within the genres of historical or contemporary fantasy (including Steampunk). Hopes to become a pirate if/when he grows up.

 


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ALL MY BOOKS CAN BE ORDERED FROM MAJOR ONLINE BOOK RETAILERS AROUND THE WORLD. Below the novels & novellas.

Lockdown Specials

FAIR NIGHT FOR FOUL FOLK is being published on this very website as a serial (see the top-right menu).  The short story Nemesis is also available, as is the first part of a series for younger readers (South Coast Coglings).

WAGES OF SIN

The short story 'Wages of Sin', set at the Mairemaid Inn in Sinneport and featuring Tess and Nell Hawkhurst, as well as some other familiar faces, can now be read in The Dark Design Anthology THE TALE OF THE RED QUEEN AND OTHER STORIES, which Professor Elemental assures you is 'bloody marvellous'.  

Amazon UK Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tale-Red-Queen-Other-Stories/dp/1916234240

NEW NOVELLA

The sequel to Rottingdean Rhyme. Brighton, 1871. Alice is adjusting to life in Brighton's slums and it bain't easy. There's no more time for play, it's all about making the weekly rent to avoid the workhouse. When the local constabulary get involved, life is about to get a whole lot more complicated.

ROTTINGDEAN RHYME 

When Yard Pilkin moves from London to the small coastal village of Rottingdean, he is regarded with suspicion at first. When he makes an unlikely friend, he soon discovers that every man, woman, and child in the village conspire to conceal a secret....

This novelette -length  story first appeared in the Writerpunk Press anthology What We've Unlearned: English Class Goes Punk.

Features: Alice Kittyhawk from the Time Flight Chronicles.


Time Flight Chronicles Book 1

AMSTER DAMNED

Yarr! Take to the skies with Alice Kittyhawk and her motley crew. Alice is a Brighton-based Private Investigator and daughter of notorious Rottingdean airship smuggler Cap'n John Hawkeye. The Time Flight Chronicles follow her investigation into a seemingly standard missing person case, but locating botanist Dr Braxton Beesworth isn't just a case of where he might be.....Alice also needs to discover the 'when' of Beesworth's whereabouts.

Alice Kittyhawk will also feature in the stand-alone novel FOR THE LOVE OF A REPUBLIC, which I'm currently working on. The second book of the Time Flight Chronicles will be called BRIGHTONESQUE.

WILL'S WAR IN BRIGHTON 

In the summer of 1940, Will Maskall and his friends discover what it's like to live in a town  besieged by enemy aircraft. Though fictional, the story is based on Brightonian eyewitness accounts and family anecdotes. This local bestseller has been enjoyed by young and old.


In the sequel, Will experiences the displacement of an evacuee after he is sent to stay with relatives in the Sussex countryside. Once again eyewitness stories have been used as a source of inspiration.


Although Exile from Brighton completes this series, Will Maskall and some of the other characters surface again in my Wyrde Woods books.

Secrets of the Wyrde Woods

FORGOTTEN ROAD

Set in wartime Sussex, this Historical Fantasy series follows three young protagonists as they cope with wartime restrictions and prepare to defend their Wyrde Woods, both against the  German Wehrmacht and far darker forces, unleashed by the insidious ambitions of a local landlord.


The first book of the series, FORGOTTEN ROAD, introduces Maisy Robbins, a cheeky and chirpy East End evacuee, and her friend, local lass Joy Whitfield. The next part of the series is called HIDDEN SPRING, and introduces Will Maskall.


BEWARE. HERE BE WYTCHES, WYRMS & POOKS.

 

DRAKA RAID 

A Wyrde Woods Novelette. 


Sussex, 878 AD. Lewinna's father is chieftain of Wyrdwuda. When he is called away by King Alfred, together with all the fighting men, the domain is threatened by a Danish raid. To defend her people, Lewinna will have to make do with a handful of greybeards, boys, and the women of Wyrdwuda. Will they be able to defeat the Danes?


Based on an old Sussex legend. 

Lord of the Wyrde Woods 

ESCAPE FROM NEVERLAND 

DANCE INTO THE WYRD

Wenn Twyner flees into the nearby Wyrde Woods to get away from a life less than pleasant. What she will find there could change her life forever.....if she is willing to sacrifice everything for a larger cause: Rousing the native Sussex Pooks, and stirring up a Dance of the Farisees.  

Set in the Sussex Weald, these books double up as Contemporary Fantasy and Dark Fantasy. A happy ending is not guaranteed. Suitable for older readers.

ON BRIGHTON STREETS

Amy Wheatley is proud to be from Brighton, but doesn’t know what to make of the growing number of homeless people in the city. Why don’t these people have a place to live? Where are they from? Why do so many people ignore them entirely, as if they were invisible?

Even though Amy is still overwhelmed by her transfer to secondary school, she sets out to make sense of the changing world around her, a quest which will open her eyes as to what is happening on the streets of Brighton.

Written on behalf of Invisible Voices of Brighton & Hove by Nisse Visser and Cair Going.

Suitable for ages eleven-and-a-half to one hundred and a bit.

All proceeds from this book have been pledged to Cascade Creative Recovery, First Base & Sussex Homeless Support.

(Background image by Dominic Alves, CC 2.0)




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