Nikki Mahood was born in Dublin and grew up in North Yorkshire. Her grandmother, still back in Ireland, provided her with stationary so they could write to each other regularly. That, along with an overactive imagination, nurtured by a love of reading and obsession with Josephine March of Little Women, was the start of her writing career. Without setting out to write a book, a taster course for The Open University brought Fallon Magee into Nikki's imagination, followed shortly by Abner Hagarth-Smythe, and suddenly what had started as a character exercise became her novel, Fallen. Nikki works full time and writes whenever possible, watches far too many movies, and dedicates a good hour a day to scrolling through Pinterest.