grew up in a Batavia, Ohio, a small town twenty miles east of Cincinnati. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Kent State University and even managed to find a paying job as a journalist but didn’t have the stomach for asking the hard-hitting questions. After a long stint of temporary office work in Cincinnati, she decided to go into elementary education and spent three miserable years as a substitute teacher in the Columbus, Ohio, public schools.
Then, she met Nigel, a British national who lived in an old farmhouse outside of Aurora, Indiana. It was in that farmhouse, one day in 1996 while her baby daughter Alysoun slept, she decided it was time to get started on the book she’d always intended to write. She fired up the word processor, and five years later, Caviar Dreams was finished.
Now, the family lives in Wilmington, North Carolina, and Ms. Nichols has a second thriller in the environmentally themed Tree Huggers.