Nicola has always drawn, usually things with teeth and claws and scales. Dragons and crocodiles have always been a favourite subject. Her covers include Japer Fforde's The Last Dragonslayer and How to Make a Golem (and Terrify people) by Allette J Willis. She also illustrated The Cat with Iron Claws (author Catherine Fisher, published by Pont Books). Nicola holds a degree in Fine Art and has worked as a freelance illustrator and designer since graduating. Nicola's other work has included concept art for animation. She currently lives in Nottingham with her partner Gareth and her collection of Bonsai Trees.