Brian Nicol’s writing, editing, and publishing career spans more than 35 years, most of them in Hawaii, Oregon, and Nebraska. He was editor of Honolulu, the city and regional magazine of Hawaii, from 1982 until 1990. For a little more than two years, he was editorial director of Aster Publishing Corp. in Eugene, Oregon. From 1992 until 2007, he was CEO of Home & Away Publishing, a AAA-owned media company that produces travel magazines with combined circulation of more than 5.5 million. Over the years, he has been honored with numerous writing, editing, and publishing awards. He has a bachelor of arts in mathematics, a bachelor of science in mathematics education, and a master of arts in U. S. history. He is a Vietnam veteran. His book projects include work for Time-Life Books, BenBella Books, and Alouette Verlag of Germany. He and his wife, Colleen, co-wrote and published Senior Days, a book based on Colleen’s experiences in eldercare. In summer 2012 Nicol published Support Troops, an e-novel of the Vietnam War. In his “spare” time, Nicol writes screenplays; several of his scripts have won national awards. The Nicols have two children, Kevin, 31, and Daniel, 29. And if (when) one of those scripts of his scores a six-figure Hollywood deal, he’s dragging his whole family back to Hawaii.