Nicola grew up in Monkstown, Co. Dublin and studied English at Trinity College, Dublin and at Oxford. She worked in publishing for several years before writing her first book The Out of Office Girl, which was shortlisted for the RNA Romantic Novel of the Year 2013 in the Romantic Comedy category.
Her second book, If I Could Turn Back Time, is out now from Headline. She likes cooking, running, watching make-up lessons on YouTube, New York, California, Friday Night Lights and Stila eyeliner. Nicola lives in Highbury, north London, with her husband and no cats (yet).