Nicole J. Simms


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. Flash Flood Journal 2015 & 2018) 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’. And, you can also download her e-books Merry Dreadmas and The Book of Drabbles 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 contributor to the Horror Tree website — this is a resource for writers, which provides industry news, publishers with open markets and writing advice. Her column is called ‘Setting Self Doubt on Fire’, and here she writes blog posts aimed at writers who are struggling with self-doubt.

Some of her favourite authors include Sharon Bolton, Stephen King, Kelley Armstrong, Charlaine Harris, Mira Grant, J. K. Rowling and, new to the list, G. X. Todd.

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 (old and new). She also enjoys exploring nature reserves, historic buildings and places 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.

Smashwords Interview

What do you read for pleasure?
I love reading horror, fantasy and psychological thrillers.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My tablet, but I prefer reading physical books.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Nicole J. Simms online


Merry Dreadmas
Price: Free! Words: 5,400. Language: British English. Published: December 7, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Enjoy eight Christmas-themed horror flash fictions that’ll make you see Christmas differently this year. In this collection, the characters are all different, but they have one thing that unites them: they all learn that not everyone has a Merry Christmas; some have a Merry Dreadmas.
The Book of Drabbles
Price: Free! Words: 2,760. Language: British English. Published: July 15, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Enjoy twenty drabbles, ranging from heartfelt to spooky. And experience the magic of storytelling in exactly 100 words.

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