Nick Martell

Booth C-20

Nick Martell was born in Guelph, Ontario, where he lived for 7 years before moving to Huntington, New York. After elementary school, Nick went on to attend Long Island Lutheran Middle and High School. Nick started writing in 5th grade, beginning to explore the world that would fully emerge in The Kingdom of Liars.

After graduating from Long Island Lutheran High School, Nick attended Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. While attending, Nick was a Head Resident for Residence Life, a member of the Executive Board for a Fraternity and Inter-Fraternity Council, spent a semester abroad in France, and was a breaststroker for the varsity men’s swim team after joining the team as a walk-on his freshman year. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in creative writing and a minor in French.

Since then, Nick has done a wide range of jobs that had nothing to do with his major in university from a Quality Insurance Tester for an engineering company in New York City to a volunteer on an organic farm in Ireland.

The Kingdom of Liars is his debut novel.

Find Nick on his website, or follow him on Twitter @MacMartell.


12:30 pm-1:30 pm: Panel

1:30 pm-4:30 pm: Book signing


Saturday at 12:30 pm in Grand Gallery Overlook C-D

Nick Martell

How to Get an Agent, Get Published, and Not Lose your Mind in the Process

As someone who just recently entered the publishing field in the past five years, I’m able to speak as to what it’s like for someone currently aspiring to be a writer in a literary format. I’d take them through the steps they need to know with first hand knowledge about how to make queries and send them to agents, what the submission process is like once a book is send to editors for acquisition, and how to balance your mental state since half of publishing is essentially waiting for a response to come in. Publishing is a tricky business that can be hard to find definite answers and I’d hope to provide some insight into that process.