Nicole J. Simms is a UK horror, crime and fantasy writer.
So far her stories have been published in magazines, e.g. Firewords Quarterly - Issue 4, websites, e.g. FlashFlood Journal and anthologies, e.g. The Dark Bard edited by Catherine May. She also won the Nine Voices’ 2016 50-word Halloween Competition with her story titled ‘Meeting the Parents’. Her first self-published e-book, The Book of Drabbles, is now available to download for free.
She’s the deputy leader of the Oldbury Writing Group, which is a writing group based in Oldbury, West Midlands. Together the group published a World War Two anthology titled From Sunrise to Sunset in 2016. They are now working on their second anthology.
Nicole is a regular contributor to the Horror Tree website and has a column titled ‘Setting Self Doubt on Fire’. Here she writes blog posts to help writers beat their self-doubt.
Some of her favourite authors include Sharon Bolton, Stephen King, Kelley Armstrong, Charlaine Harris, Mira Grant and J. K. Rowling.
When she’s not writing, she loves to bake, knit, paint and watch her favourite television programmes, such as The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Grimm, The 100, Supernatural and Charmed. She also enjoys exploring nature reserves, historical buildings/attractions or any place that can inspire a story.
Surprisingly, her favourite colour is pink, which many find odd considering her love for all things horror.