Nathan Birr

Nathan Birr has been writing since he was a child, creating stories that he wants to read. When not writing, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and watching Cornhusker football. He lives in Sheboygan, Wisconsin with his wife Sierra.

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Author Biography

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 he 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.

Books by Nathan Birr

Chasing the Wind: The Douglas Files: Book Five

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Hired to retrieve a centuries-old Bible, P.I. Jackson Douglas is thrust into a chase with renowned art thieves, foreign operatives, federal agents, and cartel members--all of whom want the Bible for various reasons and none of whom may be who they actually claim. But it's Jackson's sort-of partner and sidekick who may foil his efforts . . . and quite possibly drive him insane in the process.

The Book of Levi

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I don’t know where I’m going. I only know I felt a call. Not an out loud voice, not a vision in the clouds, nothing with any drama. More of a knot in my stomach. A duty. A resolution of course. The world has changed since I started out. I can’t even remember how long it’s been, or sometimes, what it was like before I did. Or before It happened. All I know is what I see around me all the time, everywhere, constantly. The Noise.

Shot List - the Douglas Files: Book Four

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Hard-charging private investigator Jackson Douglas is on the defensive this time when he becomes the victim of a shooter he can’t identify. While recuperating, he replays the adventures that led—presumably—to his shooting and the events that have caused him to question his future as a private eye. Can he unmask the shooter before he or she strikes a second time? And can he overcome his doubts and demons when it’s time to save the day once again?

All is Calm?

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Christmas is supposed to be a time of peace and joy. But when a small church sets out to turn its simple living nativity into a Christmas Eve extravaganza, it’s (almost) enough to make a preacher cuss. Can this church of crazy characters pull off their grand production? And can the true message of Christmas avoid getting lost in all the chaos?

All an Illusion - The Douglas Files: Book Three

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P.I. Jackson Douglas is back in his most action-packed adventure yet. The stakes are high when he and his beautiful client go to Las Vegas, and they only get raised at each turn. Jackson will have to overcome his disdain for his client and the mysterious power she holds on him if he's going to make sense of a suddenly complex case . . . and save their lives in the process.

Three's a Crowd - The Douglas Files: Book Two

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P.I. Jackson Douglas finds that working three cases at once is nothing compared to dealing with his three clients. Discovering more secrets and deception at every turn, Jackson is forced to put aside conflicting emotions and make difficult choices. When he uncovers the whole truth, even his best efforts might not be enough to produce three happy endings.

WinterKill: A Douglas Files Short (The Douglas Files)

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Two years before his first adventure as a private investigator, Jackson Douglas finds himself in a life-or-death situation when he, his brother, and a trio of beautiful women are stranded in a mountain chalet by a winter storm. That might not be more than an inconvenience, except that one of those women has been receiving death threats, and it appears that someone intends to make good on them.

God, Girls, Golf & the Gridiron (Not Always In That Order) - A Love Story

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Josh Roosevelt is smitten by Erica Chamberlain, but he finds the path to true love lined with traps and hazards. He’s also blindsided by his lifelong church, which seems to have lost its mind—if not its soul. Leaning on his quirky friends (and their quirkier advice), Josh seeks to woo Erica while figuring out his faith.

Black Male: A Douglas Files Short

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Six years before Jackson Douglas makes a splash as a Los Angeles private investigator in Overnight Delivery, he is an administrative assistant at an investigative firm in San Diego. When a desperate Reggie Cameron shows up after hours one Friday claiming he’s being extorted, Jackson feels compelled to help. Since none of the firm’s associates are available, he wings his own investigation, launching his career and earning him a new best friend.

Overnight Delivery: The Douglas Files: Book One

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Smart-aleck private investigator Jackson Douglas will need all his wits to survey a day and night where nothing is as it seems.