Author Nick West

West Family Easter 2012

                       West Family on Easter 2012                                                                                    Nick West

Standing: L to R,  John, Debbie, Shelby, Caroline, Christan, Nick, Jessie and Skip.

Seated: L to R,  Tammy, Charlie, Kay and Christy



Nick West was born in Gainesville, Florida and grew up on a family farm near Archer, Florida. He attended Gainesville High School and the University of Florida. He is a veteran of the United States Navy, and together with his family, have owned and operated a landscape business in the area for over twenty years. He and his wife Kay and their children, Tammy, John and Christy, along with their families all live on the farm where he grew up near Archer.

The Great Southern Circus , his first book, is a collection of circus stories told to him by his grandmother as they were told to her by her grandmother, Miranda Madderra who performed with this horse drawn caravan just prior to the Civil War.

His second book, The Long Road Home, follows the main characters you met in The Great Southern Circus as they traverse the difficult and painful years of the American Civil War.

Both books have been very well received by readers.  You can read reviews for both at Amazon.COM.