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I was an accomplished screenwriter

and film director before becoming

a bestselling novelist...

I tell high-profile stories about extraordinary events and characters who have marked their generation if not their century. These are true stories inspired by historical events. I am a fast writer. I wrote a two-hour feature screenplay about Africa inspired by a V.S. Naipaul novel in under eleven days and the first draft of my novel "An Absolute Secret" in less than two months. Of course, the bane of the novelist is the editing that can drag on forever, but I do like to lay the foundation quickly and see the whole shebang in my mind's eye.

What readers are saying:

White Slaves

"Raw, emotional and gripping are the best words for me to describe it. It was one of those "just one more chapter" scenarios at two o'clock in the morning." BookSirens

"An amazing tale of slavery that is part history and part fiction. The author is a fantastic storyteller! This is a must read; not just for the history buff, but for everyone!" BookSirens

Remembrance Man

"I was completely blown away by this compelling and extraordinarily crafted fictional novel. The author skillfully draws upon historical facts surrounding the worldwide cholera epidemic in the mid-nineteenth century, to create a thrilling and intense crime story, the kind that gets under your skin and stirs your whole being. There isn’t a dull moment throughout the book." V. Gaudet

An Absolute Secret

​​​​​​​"I have read just about everything written by John le Carré, Len Deighton, Charles Beaumont and Mick Herron so I am not an easy reader to please; the bar has been set pretty high. Nicholas Kinsey has written a book that will comfortably sit along with the best writers of this genre. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and can wholeheartedly recommend it." BookSirens.


Shipwrecked Lives

"Kinsey has written a historical novel that is impossible to put down. I found that the transitions from survivor story to courtroom events held my interest from start to finish." Rosalie Grosch, The Norwegian American Journal.

About Me

Nicholas Kinsey is a Canadian / British writer and director of feature films and television dramas. He has been a successful director, scriptwriter, director of photography, film editor, and producer over a long career. He has written five historical novels, twenty feature and television drama screenplays, and directed five feature motion pictures for cinema release. He is the owner and producer at Cinegrafica Films ( since 2014.