Nathan Birr Quotes
- Born: in The United States.
- Description: Nathan was born in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1982, and although his family moved when he was only two, he still pines for “the Good Life.” He was raised in the small town of Campbellsport, Wisconsin, where his father was (and still is) the pastor of a Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. Nathan’s mother homeschooled him and his sister, and he gives his family great credit for instilling Godly values inside of him. “I wouldn’t be where I am today without their love and prayers.” After graduating from high school, Nathan attended Crown College in Minnesota, where he met his future wife, Sierra. They were married in 2004 and now live in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. In his free time, Nathan enjoys relaxing with his family, traveling, and snowboarding. He is also an avid college football fan, especially when it comes to his Nebraska Cornhuskers.
As a youngster, Nathan loved to read, and found himself recreating Frank and Joe Hardy’s adventures in his own words. Those initial pencil-in-notebook “novels” morphed into computer-generated versions with a flair for the dramatic. As a teenager, Nathan was spurred on by Sigmund Brouwer’s The Accidental Detectives series. “Every book seemed to have a late plot twist and a seminal moment when the main character’s subconscious figured out the mystery before his conscious mind knew exactly what was happening,” Nathan says. “I tried to recreate those types of moments.” Nathan was also drawn to doomsday disaster and end-of-the-world scenarios, and sought to write stories with a similarly epic scope.
His passion for writing was revived as an adult, and he attributes much of his inspiration to authors such as John Grisham and James Scott Bell who can pen a story that is “everyday real” but still “a page-turner.” Nathan considers his style to be a blend of what he’s read and what he’s lived, injecting a smart-aleck wit into his stories. Buoyed by the support of his family and friends, Nathan first sought to have his novels published in 2007. Six and a half years later, his dream finally came true.