Nicola Bradbury


Nicola Bradbury took up writing at a mature age and is slowly progressing through a Bachelor of Arts at Edith Cowan University. Her own life has been laced with ordinary tragedies, car accidents, infertility, surgeries, lots more surgeries and, emotional trauma, and humour is the one thing that always saves her and builds resilience in her. Nicola's stories are of the ordinary tragedies, sometimes they are her stories but most of the time they are not but, she always attempts to infuse them with humour because she cannot imagine anyone surviving life without it. Nicola is also passionate about social justice and challenging stereotypes.

Nicola recently moved to a regional town in the West Australian Wheatbelt with her husband of 32 years. She is very happy to be living a more peaceful country life and is delighted to be back closer to her daughter. She does, however, miss living 5 minutes from the airport as she and her husband are avid travelers.

Nicola has won or been a finalist in several international writing competitions including coming second in Noosa's one-act play festival 2013 which she was privileged to be able to see performed.

Smashwords Interview

Describe your desk
I have a neck injury and cannot sit at a desk so I have a computer hooked up to the TV and a wireless keyboard. Being so far away from the screen means I have to be really vigilant in my proof reading.
When did you first start writing?
I remember loving story writing when I was a child and my proudest school moment was when I was about nine and my teacher announced my prowess to the whole class. However, I didn't realise it was something I could choose to be serious about until I was forty four at which time I began a Bachelor of Arts Writing. I nearly gave up two years later but a win in a national competition gave me the thumbs up I needed that I had something worth pursuing. Eight years later I'm still doing that Bachelor and still writing!
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Direct Pressure
You set the price! Words: 5,330. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2016. Categories: Plays » Australian & Oceanian
Linda's car hits a tree in the Australian outback. She is found by Jeff, an English backpacker. Unable to free her from the wreck and too far from anywhere to get help, Jeff and Linda share a journey of discovery about heroism, tattoos, the power of Grandmothers and, that truly living is more important than just trying to avoid death. Awarded second prize in the 2013 Noosa One-act Play Competition
Price: Free! Words: 1,670. Language: Australian English. Published: October 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Inspirational
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Empty is an emotional tale of one woman’s (and her dog’s) attempt to stay optimistic as drought ravages the farm and the lives around them.