Born and raised in Southern California, Los Angeles County, Nickii’s writing began while in elementary school, and continued until her early twenties when writers block struck. This unwanted visitor lasted until three years ago, when the de Clare Chronicles was born as a 900-page single book. Which, was way too long. So she divided it into four books in a series.
Prior to getting her writing back she worked for 30 years as a Customer Service Administrator for a large printer manufacturer. When her mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer she quit working to care for her, and then her father suffered a massive stoke. After her mother’s death in 2001, she spent the next seven years as the sole caregiver for her invalid father. Nickii is quick to point out that although this was the hardest years of her life, they were also her greatest blessing.
Within months of her father’s passing her own health took a turn for the worst, with blockages in the arteries of both legs, requiring by-pass surgeries.
Although no longer in constant pain, her ability to walk is severely limited. Her love of writing has given her a new pair of legs, and she uses them to lead her faithful readers down the scenic roads in her books.
Throughout her life she has enjoyed a great sense of humor, along with several artistic interests: acting, oil painting, crocheting, making porcelain dolls, and ceramics. Creative endeavors make her very happy, as does hearing from her readers.