About Nicola J Rowley
Nicola was born in Basildon in Essex and credits having some great teachers at primary and secondary school who both inspired and helped with her love of the written word.
From the age of seven, when her aunt asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up, she answered, a writer or a poet.
Nicola studied Journalism and Sociology at City University in London, so that she could become a Journalist and write. She fell in love with broadcasting and instead became a radio newsreader, TV producer and reporter, before moving into Communications.
In between it all, she also launched her own successful photography business, which she still runs today, specialising in children and families, weddings and commercial imagery.
When her son was born in 2014, within weeks she started reading to him. It was from seeing his enjoyment from turning the pages, learning new words and going on special adventures, that inspired her to write her first book; James and the Amazing Gift.
Nicola lives in Hersham, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey with her husband and son.