Nicola Matthews was born in Biloxi, MS in 1975. Raised in southern Mississippi, she still resides in her small hometown with her husband of twenty years, their three children, and their pet Yorkie, Lily-Claire. She loves music and her favorite thing to do to de-stress is crank up the tunes and hit the treadmill. Nicola enjoys reading as well as watching movies, shopping, and meeting new people. Her favorite genres include mystery thrillers and supernatural/fantasy movies and books.
Nicola’s love affair with reading and books first began at the age of seven, when she immolated her favourite author at the time, Dr. Seuss. As the years passed, her passion for writing and reading turned into a way to escape a broken and oftentimes violent home life. She funnelled her love for all things creative into her writing, penning her first novel at the age of thirteen. By her graduating year in high school, she had racked up over one thousand rejection letters. Undaunted, she opened her own publishing house in 2005 and began publishing her own works. Today, she works for a multi-million dollar technology reseller by day and continues to write, publish, and do graphic artwork and book formatting during her free time.