Nicola Martin is a writer and graphic designer who lives and works in Bristol, UK.
Her debut crime novel is Dead Ringer (Saraband, 2020), and she is the co-author of the non-fiction book, Defeat Dyslexia!: The Parents’ Guide to Understanding Your Child’s Dyslexia. Her short stories have appeared in magazines like The People’s Friend and placed in national competitions.
She studied literature at the University of East Anglia and the University of California, Berkeley.
Her ability to write sharp, compelling prose has been honed over more than ten years in the marketing field, as a senior copywriter and marketing manager. Stories are in her blood. Whether it’s in fiction, copy, or a piece of graphic design, she prides herself on always finding the story that’s worth telling.
When she’s not writing or designing, you’ll find Nicola poking around an art gallery, in the audience for a piece of weird theatre, or playing board games with friends.