Nicola Martin is a writer who lives in Bristol, UK. After many years working as a senior copywriter in the low-carbon business sphere, she now writes novels, short stories and non-fiction books.
She studied at the University of East Anglia and the University of California, Berkeley, and uses her American Studies degree every single day by watching trashy US TV and having thoughts about it.
She perfected her fake smile working in retail; she sharpened her shush!’ing abilities as an invigilator; she completely and totally avoided murdering anyone while office temping; she helped to edit a book on Japanese Fascism; and she even got to put the word Senior in her job title during six years of working as a PR copywriter.
In her spare time, she enjoys live music, modern art, and watching figure skating/gymnastics. She is also learning Japanese and volunteers as an independent visitor.