Nicole’s novels, poetry, travel, creative writing and genealogy articles have been published in Australia, America, Singapore, Ukraine, Germany, New Zealand & Canada. 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 2013.
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.
EXHIBITION. Art Word Place focuses on the interplay between text and image. Selected writers from the Arts North West region were commissioned to create a short poem based on their home landscape. Matched artists then drew on this composition as the inspiration for a new work capturing the identity and sense of place of the New England North West. There are recurring themes – of rivers, plains and sky, of drought, of adversity but also of optimism.
Nicole collaborated with the artist Jo White.
Art Word Place was shown at Tamworth Regional Gallery in November 2019, and will travel to other cities during 2020-2021, including the Regional Australia Institute in Canberra from March 9- June 9 2020.
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.
Nicole spent a number of years working in Australia and abroad in the divergent fields of financial services and fashion before returning to agriculture.
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts / Masters in Creative Writing & Literature
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