Nicole A. Brake was born in a small coal mining town in the South Wales valleys. Her earliest childhood memory is convincing her younger sister that she was radioactive after she used a torch to make her sibling’s hand glow red.
After graduating from Swansea University with a degree in History, she settled on the South Wales coast with her partner and their two mischievous children. She is proud to be a member of 2016 Pitch Wars and 2018 Write Mentor alumni.
When she’s not writing YA fantasy about headstrong, capable young women or devouring an ever-growing TBR pile, you’ll likely find her fangirling over all things geek, indulging her wanderlust, or wrangling her two small children on a Welsh beach.
Nicole loves nothing more than curling up somewhere cozy with a great book. Her favorite authors include: V.E. Schwab, Leigh Bardugo, S.A. Chakraborty, Renee Ahdieh, Katherine Arden, Katherine Rundell, and Sabaa Tahir.