Nicky always knew she wanted to be a writer, it just took her 20-odd years and a multitude of careers to get there. Going by way of make-up artist and graphic designer she is now working in her dream job as a full-time writer and graphic monkey for Mamamia. Her special talents include turning beetroot and being rendered speechless in the presence of anyone remotely famous or talented, being able to spot unkempt eyebrows from 20 paces and she is often mistakenly described as aloof but that has more to do with a family history of astigmatism than being a snob. She also blogs in a somewhat regular fashion at