Nicola lives and writes in the kitten heel of the Berkshire ‘shoe’, at the heart of the glorious North Wessex Downs and half a mile from both the Wiltshire and Hampshire border. She has been writing professionally for more than a decade after winning The BBC Wildlife Magazine‘s Nature Writer of the Year Award. She writes a weekly column for the Newbury Weekly News, exploring her local wildlife and also writes for The RSPB members magazine, Nature’s Home and for the RSPB’s Junior Wildlife Explorers. She is the author of RSPB Spotlight: Otters. Published by Bloomsbury, the book was one of the first in an exciting, new series on iconic British Wildlife. Nicola’s writing also features in all four Seasons books, published by Elliott and Thompson for The Wildlife Trusts and edited by Melissa Harrison. Her writing has appeared in other publications such as The Telegraph and Berkshire Life.
Writing in an accessible, literary and lyrical style, Nicola aims to engage, move and reconnect people with their wildlife in the hope they will then care enough to help stem its catastrophic loss.
Nicola lives with her husband and three children in the village of Inkpen, nestled below the big curve of the highest chalk hill in England. When she is not writing or working as a Secondary School Librarian, she is often found sat outside badger setts or watching the birds.