What is this?

I’d like to introduce you to something that will be my new blog. I’m working hard to set this up and get some posts for this. Bear with me as I do my best to get this going.

The Creative Life with focus on being a creative person, writing, and general life things. Since I am a memoirist at heart, a lot of this will be every day life, but I will have some things that I hope to be a little different. Rather, creative, if you will. There may even be some vlogs posted here.

I hope you’re excited!



Something is coming.

No, that’s not a euphemism. Well, maybe it is a little. This is really more of a teaser than anything. I have some plans to denounce the literary system and start something of my own. I’m done with school, I have a full time job, and I’m relatively content for now. So, I figured I’d give myself something else to do. I’m working hard and I hope that you will like it when it happens.


Keep your eyes peeled!


Love or something,



coming soon

Post-Launch Update (5/11/15)

Hello Everyone!

I hope this week, or whenever you end up reading this, treats you well. The release and reading was phenomenal. Being on stage and reading to such a large group of lovely people was exhilarating, and the response I got from them was greater than anything I imagined I would receive. I’m sure that I’ll be writing about this in the future. I feel like I signed a lot of books, and I believe I made more people laugh than I have my entire life. Although somewhat redundant, Friday night was fantastic and one that I will never forget. My drive to write is stronger than ever.

What’s next?

I have a few projects I’m going to work on. One of those is a zine for rejected pieces from University of Baltimore related writers called, Reject. We’re still working on that, but I will update when that is going to happen. I’m also planning on helping out the Plork Press, on a University of Baltimore student/alumni/faculty/staff anthology of flash pieces based off the beloved poem that everyone in the program is taught, Wallace Steven’s, Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.

I’m hoping to also have some readings in the future to help promote me, my book, and the art as a whole. If you would like me to read somewhere, please feel free to contact me.

One thing that is happening, is I am taking a small vacation. I’m leaving for a week to recoup as the writing of my book has been exhausting, but in the best way possible. Once I’m back, I plan on diving in with both feet, so to speak.

What about book orders?

I’m still accepting them. They’re at full price now, but you’re assured a book as long as I have them. Once I run out, I’ll take the link away. Click on the image to purchase a copy:

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In Conclusion, ect.

I’m so happy to be doing what I’m doing, and to be able to share it with so many amazing people. I look forward to what’s next.

All the best,


A Letter from Nathan (Reading and Release Party and etc.)

Dear You,

The reading and release party is tomorrow! I hope to see everyone there! Doors open at 6:30 and the reading begins at 7. Please see the post below for more details about the reading, as well as ways to purchase my book.

I also want to thank everyone involved either in the creating process of the book, the planning of the reading and reception, or just the people in my life who helped me to get to where I am. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. I know I wouldn’t be here without you.

Feel free to contact me with any questions you might have, or any other reason, for that matter.

All the best,


Release Party and Order Now!

Come to the release of my new book, An Older Young Man. Many talented and wonderful writers will also be debuting as part of the graduating group of the University of Baltimore’s MFA in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts. We are having it in the Wright Theater located on the 5th floor of the Student Center (21 W. Mount Royal Ave) at 7PM. If you come you can receive a discounted copy of my book at $10. It’s free, and there will be free food and beverages provided. It’s a good time! I can’t wait to see you!

Release Reading/Party Facebook event: HERE!

ALSO, order my new book, An Older Young Man. Click on the cover to order:

Hollaway cover only

What is this book?

It’s a collection of memoirs/personal essays focusing on the more intense moments of my life, and seeing how those shaped me. This ranges from my first experiences with girls, to dangerous tumors, to mishaps in malls , and much, much more. Order now or get yourself a copy at the release!

Pre-Order Now!

Pre-Order my book here before the May 8th release date. Pre-orders are discounted to $10 + $5 s&h. If you order before May 1st, these books will be shipped the week of the release as well as signed (and there might be a little surprise too).

Click on the book cover to order!

Click this image:Hollaway cover only

What is this? It’s a collection of memoirs/personal essays focusing on the more intense moments of my life, and seeing how those shaped me. This ranges from my first experiences with girls, to dangerous tumors, to mishaps in malls , and much, much more. Pre-order now or get yourself a copy at the release!