Nicola Cassidy is a writer and blogger from Co. Louth, Ireland. She started her writing career early, entering short story competitions as a child and became an avid reader ‘Matilda’ style. She knew that one day, she would like to write a book.
Encouraged by her English teachers, she chose to study journalism at Dublin City University and while working in political PR and marketing, studied a series of advanced creative writing courses at the Irish Writers' Centre. Later she set up a lifestyle and literary blog www.LadyNicci.com, which was nominated in the Ireland Blog Awards in 2015 and 2016.
December Girl, Nicola’s debut historical fiction novel is inspired by true events and is set in the mystical and ancient Boyne Valley, Co. Meath, famed for its stone age passage tombs, near to where she grew up. She signed with Trace Literary Agency in 2016.
As well as being placed or shortlisted in a number of writing competitions, Nicola’s writing has been featured on widely read websites RTE Lifestyle, The Journal.ie, The Irish Times and Irish Central.com.
She lives with her husband and two young daughters in Termonfeckin, Co. Louth.
Follow her at www.ladynicci.com, www.twitter.com/ladynicci or www.facebook.com/ladynicciblog.