Van Den Eng

Nicole Van Den Eng, author

Speculative Fiction Book Coach

About Nicole

book coach

They say, “If you want to be an expert at something, teach it.”

My goal is to have such a deep understanding of story that it becomes intuitive because I believe that to write an incredible book, you first have to understand what it’s supposed to look like when it’s complete. That sounds simple, but it is a lifelong journey. Sometimes it takes decades to fully understand story.

Since committing myself to this endeavor, I have written millions of words, was awarded the Silver Honorable Mention in the Writers of the Future Contest, have been a magazine columnist and senior editor, founded a science fiction and fantasy event company, taught workshops, gave speeches, and helped other writers make great strides in their skills.

For almost a decade, I worked at a used bookstore which provided me with intricate knowledge of the publishing industry, functional cover design, and market trends. It also allowed me to build a huge personal collection of science fiction and fantasy books. Thanks to these experiences, I have highly specialized knowledge on the genre and I know what makes speculative fiction tick.

This has all led me here, to Conquer Books, where I work with my sister Rebecca coaching other writers to finished stories. I greatly value the skills I have gathered and my job is now to pass them onto you.

When not immersed in teaching others, I can be found drafting my own works. No matter the season, you’ll find me in the speculative stacks. 

Nicole Van Den Eng