Sports, music and arts journalist, podcast producer, social media coordinator, and author Nick Wasiliev has announced his debut novel WHEN MEN CRY (second edition), will be available for purchase on November 13th, 2020 – World Kindness Day.
Published by Breathe Art Holdings and distributed by Booktopia Publishing Services, WHEN MEN CRY tells the story of four men, and how they struggle to be honest with each other when one of them starts showing symptoms of depression.
It’s a story of mateship, despair and redemption told in a Sydney not too far from our own, WHEN MEN CRY takes a sobering look at the world of mental health and masculinity: a world where dishonesty breeds dangerous consequences, and where the simplest things can be the hardest to talk.
The novel has already turned many heads in the publishing industry, receiving acclaim from the likes of renowned Australian author John Marsden, bestselling author and pilot Richard Champion de Crespigny OAM, and author of the Philip Banks series, Robert Salisbury.
Who is Nick Wasiliev?
Nick Wasiliev was born in Sydney, in 1993 and was raised in the Southern Highlands. Growing up in a family of journalists and authors, he began writing at the age of three and wrote his first book at the age of seven.
Upon completing a degree in Development Studies and Creative Writing in 2016 at Macquarie University, he became a sports, music and arts journalist specialising in radio, podcasts and in print. His sports journalism saw him published in Green and Gold Rugby, Rugby.com.au and Rugby League Player Magazine, while his work on music and culture saw him also published in Music Feeds, Good Intent, Hunter and Bligh and Music Insight. He also had short stories published in The Quarry.
Today, Nick lives in leafy Lane Cove with his partner and works in the Australian book industry as Booktopia’s Social Media Specialist. He also serves as producer and occasional host for the Green and Gold Rugby sports podcast, and as Marketing Manager from Indigenous NGO, the Bawurra Foundation.
Nick is Passionate About Raising Awareness of Mental Health Issues
Nick has teamed up with LIVIN, a mental health charity that aims to break the stigma on mental health and promote wellness and positive living for young people through awareness and early education programs. 10% of Nick’s earnings from the book will be donated towards the LIVINWell Schools Program for high schools around the country.
Nick told ITC “‘I worked on WHEN MEN CRY for close to five years, so to have the chance to share it with an audience and bring the topic of mental health home (especially for men) is something I’m really keen to share.
In these times more than ever, mental health is becoming a topic we, as a society, need to get better at discussing openly. With this book, I aim to lend a relatable voice to this discussion, and I hope it will encourage those who are struggling with the same issues the characters are to be open and vulnerable. It ain’t weak to speak. Ever.”
ITC took this opportunity to ask Nick some questions about his Lane Cove life.
When Did You Move to Lane Cove?
I am a new convert to Lane Cove, having only moved here in 2017. I loved it from the moment I got here.
Why Did You Decide to Move to Lane Cove?
My partner and I were looking for a relaxed, fun suburb to live in and she was working in Chatswood while I was still studying at Macquarie University. While both of us now work in different places in Sydney, we still love Lane Cove for its relaxed vibe, and the fact it’s got everything we want.
What Are Your Favourite Things to Do in Lane Cove?
I love playing sport (either for Lane Cove Football Club or Lane Cove Cricket Club) most weekends, however, my partner and I also enjoy a trip down to the Longy for Weekly Trivia Nights. We live quite close to the shops and the Lane Cove Libary, so we often love to take the time to take a stroll through the Lane Cove Plaza and grab a coffee. Currently, I’ve been enjoying a lot of walks around the area, and the walking tracks down at Blackman Park are an absolute recommendation. Walking along the waterfront is so chill, you do really forget that you’re in the middle of a big city!
Where Do You Buy Your Coffee?
For coffee on its own, Cozy Cove. For coffee and brunch, Birdwood (near the Canopy)! I currently work at online media bookstore Booktopia, as their Social Media Specialist. While they’re normally based in Lidcombe, I’ve been working from home since March. Zipping out to get a coffee in Lane Cove is a very regular occurrence. (ITC Note – Cozy Cove is located at the entrance of Lane Cove Market Square and they offer a range of cafe favourites and have a Turkish Breakfast special)
Where Can You Buy When Men Cry?
Access Free Sampler
How Do I Find out more About Nick and When Men Cry?
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For purchases and distribution enquiries, contact Booktopia Publishing Services at [email protected]