Nicola grew up in Monkstown, Co. Dublin and went to university in Dublin and Oxford. She worked in publishing as an editor for several years before writing her first book The Out of Office Girl, which was shortlisted for the RNA Romantic Novel of the Year Awards in the Romantic Comedy category.

If I Could Turn Back Time and Girls on Tour are both out now from Headline, and her two young adult romances, Love and Other Man-Made Disasters and Lola Offline, are out from Orion. Her books have been translated into Italian, French, German, Polish, Turkish and Indonesian.

She lives in Highbury, north London, with her husband, daughter and no cats (yet).