Nicole’s novels, poetry, travel, creative writing and genealogy articles have been published in Australia, America, Singapore, Ukraine, Germany, New Zealand & Canada.

She is the bestselling author of ten historical fiction novels; The Bark Cutters, A Changing Land, Absolution Creek, Sunset Ridge, The Great Plains, Wild Lands, River Run, An Uncommon Woman, Stone Country and The Cedar Tree. The Last Station will be released in 2022.

Non-fiction works include a poetry collection Divertissements: Love. War. Society (2008) and she was a contributor to the National Breastcancer Foundation anthology (2013) Dear Mum as well as The Great Australian Writers Collection.


The Bark Cutters was shortlisted for an Australian Book Industry Award in 2011.

Nicole is Chair of Judging – 2021 ARA Historical Novel Prize Australasia



Appearing at virtual ARA Historical Novel Prize Award ceremony – Chair of Judging  Friday 22nd Oct 2021.

Talking rebellious women – online panel The Courage of Her Convictions at the Historical Novel Society Australasia Conference Sunday 24 Oct 2021.


Nicole’s articles have been widely published including in The Sydney Morning Herald (Spectrum)ABC On-line, Sunday Telegraph (Escape Magazine) , the Sun-Herald, Elle Magazine Australia and

An in-demand speaker, Nicole’s past clients include; RaboBank, Landcare, The University of New England and The Community Mutual Group. If you would like to discuss the possibility of engaging Nicole please go to the contacts section of this website.

Nicole was the inaugural judge of the 2019 Colleen McCullough Residency Award for historical fiction authors, and a past judge of  The MacIntyre Young Writers Award and the Elyne Mitchell Writing Awards.


Nicole has been profiled/featured on: Television – Chanel 10 Studio 10, ABC Landline, Channel 9 Afternoon Show, Radio – ABC Radio National & other major networks. Print –  Time Magazine, the Australia Woman’s Weekly, Elle Magazine Australia, Country Style Magazine, RM Williams Outback Magazine, The Sydney Morning Herald Good Weekend, The Sun Herald, The Daily Telegraph, The Courier Mail, The Canberra Times, Queensland Country Life, The Land newspaper, among other regional and state media.



Degrees: Bachelor of Arts  / Masters in Creative Writing

Awards: The NSW 2012 Barwon Woman of the Year – part of the 2012 NSW Woman of the Year Awards – recognised for her literary talent and promoting Outback Australia and providing a strong female role model for rural professionals.

Memberships: ASA (Australian Society of Authors) / Royal Australian Historical Society / NSW Society of Women Writers

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