Wade H. Nichols is the first-time author of The Glamis Curse, a "tweens" novel in which the lives of two red squirrel twins struggling to grow up in the gray squirrel world of Manhattan's Central Park intersect with those of an orphaned Highlands lass and her knight protector who have fled there from a deadly foe—the three immortal witches who beguiled Macbeth to kill King Duncan and are sworn to preserve the curse cast upon all of Macbeth's descendants.
Born in Bronxville, New York, he received a B.A. in English literature from Yale College and an LL.B. from Columbia Law School, served for three years in the U.S. Navy, then worked eight years as an associate attorney at the New York City law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison before joining Revlon, Inc., the global healthcare and beauty products company. In 2001 he left Revlon and tested the waters of northern California, working on business development for a biopharmaceutical firm in Napa, where he began to work in earnest on The Glamis Curse. He and his wife now live in Santa Barbara. They have four grown children, two daughters-in-law and two grandchildren.
While in New York, he was a Board and Executive Committee member of The Acting Company, which mounts what The New York Times has called the major touring classical theater company in the United States. In Santa Barbara he is involved with several organizations addressing issues of the homeless. Ten percent of his royalties from The Glamis Curse will go directly to The Central Park Conservancy, to support its mission of preserving and protecting that magical venue for all.