To friends, colleagues, mentors, and all the lovely people I’ve met – hello again! To those of you who stumbled upon this site with neither intent nor design – well, the universe works in mysterious ways.

My name is Nadine Bachan. I write stories about folks I know and folks I’ve made up. I’m a permissions editor and photo researcher, too, making sure credit goes where credit is due.

Want to know more? Scroll at your leisure…

One of my favourite things. (Fun fact: A lowercase ‘l’ also stands in for the number ‘1’.)


It’s official — I have representation! I am delighted to join Transatlantic Agency under the care, guidance, and wisdom of writer and literary agent extraordinaire Chelene Knight. Check out my client announcement on the Transatlantic website, their Twitter feed, Facebook page, and/or Instagram post.

Stay tuned for my debut in true-crime writing! A new essay is slated for release in Mitzi Szereto’s “Partners in Crime” edition of The Best New True Crime Stories anthologies.

As a contribution to Canthius magazine’s digital collection “Whose Pleasure Is It Anyway?” I mused on the act of crochet before and during the Coronavirus pandemic and how it informs self-care.

A new personal essay about swimming — and my chronicled inability — is now available in The New Quarterly 155 (Summer 2020) issue. Check out my Publications page for more details!


Most recent (and most decent) photograph can be viewed along with a little blurb about me.

A list of my work can be found in the Publications section. My editorial experience has been compiled in a portfolio.

While you’re here, stay a while and check out my Thoughts page for regular postings on writing, editing, and living on the gorgeous west coast.

Intrigued? Have comments, questions, or thoughts? Don’t hesitate to contact me.