Keep in touch

Join my reading group 


Buy my books from Amazon… 

Dead Flowers

The Killing Jar

The Troll trilogy

The Night Lingers and Other Stories 


The Okinawa Dragon


Or buy my books from these independent retailers…

Online at Nottingham Books

The Killing Jar


The Okinawa Dragon


Buy my books in person at…

Five Leaves Bookshop

The Bookcase

(as well as the obvious, usual places..)


More by or about me…

Psychos – my chapter in James Walker’s Dawn of the Unread project

Transcendental Swimming

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Writer 

Destined for all this Writing – excerpts and stories

Starfish Soup – where a character comes to life

Author page at Penguin, UK

Author page at Scribner USA


Recommended reading

Emma Darwin’s Itch of Writing 

Elizabeth Baines

Terrible Minds by Chuck Wendig

Nameless Horror by John Rickards/Sean Cregan

Mel Sherratt, crime author

Nicola Morgan

Sarah Pinborough, who you should also follow on twitter if you know what you’re doing

Tania Hershman, our flash fiction queen

Graham Joyce and David Belbin, who taught me everything I know about writing. Well, quite a lot of it, anyway.


By students and alumni of the courses I’ve taught on…

Sophie Ward

Edmund Bealby-Wright

The Old Bat by Pippa Hennessy

The Mouthy Poets, a collective set up by Deborah ‘Debris’ Stevenson

Tina Freeth

Elaine Aldred

Such Friends by Kathleen Dixon-Donnelly

Emma Whittle

Emma Bamford


3 replies to Links
  1. Hi Nicola, I am the Headteacher of a school that is referred to in your excellent book, The Killing Jar. I believe you also grew up in the area. I’m always looking for inspirational visitors to come to our school to demonstrate to our students just what is possible and what opportunities there are for them beyond Bilborough and Nottingham. It’d be great if you would consider coming to meet and talk to some of our current students. I have recently read your book and followed you on twitter. I hope to hear from you.

  2. hi Nicola It’s George we spoke last night at Five Leaves. I think you might find it useful and rewarding to come to the prison at Lowdham. If you agree I’ll get permission from the Director.

    best wishes

    George Librarian HMP Lowdham Grange

    1. Hi George – sorry I’ve not been in touch. My day job has been manic! I would very much like to do this once lockdown comes to a close and I’ll drop you a line about it soon

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