Nicole wanted to be a writer for as long as she can remember, but in an attempt to follow her family’s advice has sought many different professions since graduating with an English Degree from the University of Durham. Some such attempts at careers have included Toy Demonstrator at Hamleys, Visitor Guide at the London Eye, Audience Researcher on the X Factor, Phone Producer at Classic FM and Travel Broadcaster on various London radio stations. None of these jobs quite fit, so in 2009 Nicole quit her latest job in PR and went to do her Masters Degree in Creative Writing at Birkbeck College whilst working part-time as a children’s bookseller.
Othergirl (Andersen, 2015) is Nicole’s debut novel. It tells the story of Louise, an ordinary teenage girl whose life is turned upside down when her best friend discovers that she has super-powers – a warm, funny and poignant coming-of-age story about teenage friendships, superheroes and saving the world whilst wearing penguin pyjamas. Nicole’s second superhero-themed novel, Wonderboy, followed in 2016.
Nicole currently writes full time, and spends much of her spare time asleep. She is passionate about writing for young people and lives in North London with her family.