Writing has always been a passion, starting at the age of 8 when I designed and scripted elaborate ‘Abba’ and ‘Grease’ concerts for family and friends. Being a voracious reader, I devoured every Enid Blyton book I could lay my little hands on and soon became addicted to all books, including the Nancy Drew and Trixie Belden series.
In my teens, a love of English literature led to dreams of being a journalist. However, a work-experience stint at a hospital led to a change of career path and I later qualified as a physiotherapist.
I’ve dabbled in sports medicine, private practice, community health and vocational rehabilitation before finding my true calling in life, to be a romance author.
SPOTLIGHT ON NICOLA:
Ah…the infamous question! In response, I’d have to say everywhere! It might be a newspaper headline, an article or a person’s expression as they pass me in the street and suddenly, voila!
What makes you mad?
What’s the most romantic thing that has ever happened to you?
Seeing my hubby cry as I walked up the aisle.
If you weren’t a writer what would you be?
Hmm…I’d have to say physiotherapist as that’s what I was before starting to write 4 years ago.
How do you get out of a writing rut?
Write continually. It’s the only thing that keeps me going, keeps me focused. If I have more than a week off, I find it very hard to get back into the next story.
If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
Who would you most like to give a hug to?
All the wonderful friends I’ve made through this incredible job.
Name a fabulous book you’ve read?
Bet Me by Jenny Crusie. I’ve read a few of hers and I’d have to say this was one of my faves. Ms. Crusie at her best!
Tell us a secret nobody knows about you?
I used to be a football groupie!
Throwing myself into the arms of a cruise director after having performed a skit on stage. I was so hyped up and I think he was just opening his arms to say ‘well done’ and I flung myself into them. Hugely cringe-worthy!
Selling to the new Modern Extra line, entering and finalling in the HOLT medallion and Booksellers’ Best Award for the first time.
What’s beside your computer when you’re writing?
If you could kiss anyone in the world who would it be?
The darling men in my life, of course. Though if we’re talking fantasy stuff, I think the delicious Hugh Jackman would have to be up there too!
Her current release, FOUND: HIS FAMILY, is out now in North America as a Silhouette Romance.