As a child she lived in a world of imagination, books and all manner of creativity. Due to ill health she missed a good part of her education. Married in 1978, she and her husband raised
six children. At the age of fifty a dream came true to her as she completed a degree in English language and went on to tutor speakers of other languages. In 2010 with the children grown up, she and her Glaswegian born husband relocated. Sadly he passed away in 2017 and Nicola found a great deal of comfort as her imagination erupted into a torrent of stories and illustrations. And so she has continued.