Nate Hendley, Freelance Writer


"The writing in this compendium blazes with the glow of crime novels and gangbuster series while delivering loads of fascinating and gory details on American organized crime … this quality work fills a niche." - School Library Journal, review of American Gangsters

"...perfect for general audiences … recommended for public libraries." - Library Journal, review of American Gangsters

“[Nate] offers straightforward and practical advice–simple steps writers can take to motivate themselves when they feel their inspiration, energy or adrenaline waning.” – Paul Lima, freelance writing sage, review of Motivate to Create

Nate manages two blogs: focuses on artistic motivation; focuses on crime-related topics.

The Mafia: A Guide to an American Subculture

Greenwood/ABC-CLIO 2013

An historical account of the Mafia in the United States.

Steven Truscott: Decades of Injustice

Five Rivers Publishing, 2012

The story of a small-town teenager wrongly convicted for a terrible crime.

John Lennon: Music, Myth and Madness

Five Rivers Publishing, 2012

An honest look at the leader of
The Beatles.

Dutch Schultz: The Brazen Beer Baron of New York

Five Rivers Publishing, 2011

Biography of a very eccentric gangster.

Crystal Death: North America's Most Dangerous Drug

Five Rivers Publishing, 2011

A book on the impact of methamphetamine in North America.

Al Capone: Chicago's King of Crime

Five Rivers Publishing, 2010

A profile of America’s most famous gangster.

Motivate to Create: A Guide for Writers

Five Rivers publishing, 2010

Tips on starting up or stepping up a freelance writing business.

American Gangsters: Then and Now

ABC-CLIO, 2009

A portrait of the U.S. underworld.

Bonnie and Clyde: A Biography

Greenwood, 2007

A profile of the infamous lovers and outlaws.

William Lyon Mackenzie King: The Loner Who Kept Canada Together
Children’s non-fiction

JackFruit Press, 2006

Jean Chretien: The Scrapper Who Climbed His Way to the Top

Children’s non-fiction

JackFruit Press, 2005

The Black Donnellys: The Outrageous Tale of Canada's Deadliest Feud

James Lorimer, 2004

A biography of the infamous Donnelly family of Lucan, Ontario.

Edwin Alonzo Boyd: The Life and Crimes of Canada's Master Bank Robber

James Lorimer, 2003

A biography of the flamboyant leader of the bank-robbing “Boyd Gang” which terrorized Toronto.