Nicholas was born in Oxford in 1971 and now lives in Witney. He has two children aged 5 and 11 for whom he has written numerous books and stories, some of which will, in due course, find their way onto this website. As well as being a writer, Nicholas is also an artist and in 2008 completed an MA in Contemporary Arts at Oxford Brookes University – a period he remembers as being one of the most creatively inspiring of his life.
Nicholas has always had a passion for history and some of his earliest memories are of visits to Corfe Castle whilst on holiday with his family, memories of which feature in his debut novel Brief Castles. Time, the past and memory are themes which often shape his work, not only in terms of his writing but also his art.
Growing up, he was a keen reader/player of the Fighting Fantasy role-play books which did much to shape his imagination. He loved to create new worlds and, as a child, one of his favourite pastimes was to sit with a large sheet of paper and draw a map of some imagined place. That sense of magic is as strong now as it was then; the idea that from nothing, one can, in a short space of time, bring into existence a whole new world is something he is keen to pass on to his children.
As well as writing and working on his art, Nicholas also likes to write and record music which he does in his small home studio.