Nicola was born in Manchester and has worked as a bookseller, copywriter, journalist and a columnist, most recently for the Big Issue.
Her tongue-in-cheek agony column Dear Kitty was nominated for Best New Blog in the Manchester Blog Awards and her short stories have appeared in The Flash (Social Disease) and Liverpool publication SevenStreets.
She has a Master’s degree in English Literature and has spent more time immersed in the works of Philip Larkin than is strictly healthy.
Nicola’s debut novel, The Gods of Love, will be published in February 2018 by Piatkus, an imprint of Little, Brown. She is represented by Susan Armstrong of C+W Agency.
She lives in Manchester with her partner.
Read some of Nicola’s short fiction here