Nicola Skinner

Nicola Skinner


A dandelion being blown by her young daughter gave Nicola the idea for her first book, Bloom. As a freelance journalist and copywriter, Nicola has written for the GuardianThe PoolThe National Trust, and many national magazines. One of her features on language led to a guest appearance on Michael Rosen’s Radio 4 programme, Word of Mouth. She lives in Bristol with her family.

Bloom was published in hardback by HarperCollins Children’s Books in April 2019, followed by the paperback edition on March 5th, 2020. Her second stand-alone middle grade novel is entitled Storm and is going to published on April 2nd, 2020, by HarperCollins Children’s Books.

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Nicola Skinner @skinnerwrites

Bit more cheerful #spinepoetry tagging @fowler_aisling @nicklakeauthor @rosswelford

More of a haiku #spinepoetry tagged by @aishabushby tagging @penelopegprice @MeliWrites @LowriRibbons @KirstyApplebaum

Totally biased but this is great.

Well that was rather wonderful @skinnerwrites ! Gripping & moving (I shed a tear at the end), knowing how the idea for the book was conceived made it all the more enticing. Storm is a brilliant book & reminds us to appreciate how good our lives are - sth we need at the min!

Well that escalated quickly

What gives me joy is how much joe wicks plainly loves spider lunges

'Hugely inventive' Delighted to see Storm recommended in this lockdown lit list for kids alongside @NizRite #stormfrankie

My best friend wrote something amazing, and today - today she told me that she has an agent. I’m crying 😭 with pride and I can’t wait for this beauty of a book to come out arrrrrgh

Wouldn’t it be crazy if there was a large external shock to our extractive capitalist system that proved without a shadow of a doubt that our entire economy runs on the labor of the working class, not the unseen and immeasurable genius of plucky billionaires?

No mixtape smart-arsery for this. Just some nice songs that help pass the time and give us the good feelings. Warm music for worrying times. With love to you and yours. Up at 2pm today.

Desperate request for help in Bristol, thread 👇

My wife is a GP, and currently frontline and coordinator for their two practices response to COVID19 in the Downend area, Bristol.

'Hugely inventive' Delighted to see Storm recommended in this lockdown lit list for kids alongside @NizRite #stormfrankie

Twenty five minutes until @acaseforbooks & I take over @Waterstones Instagram Live to celebrate the launch of #TheDeathlessGirls! I'll be answering your questions, & announcing the winner of the Bellatrix candle. Grab a glass & join us - look forward to seeing you there.

Thank you to everyone who’s shown storm a bit of love today, ordered it, done beautiful gifs ... I’m now about to get quite drunk so better step away from here but it’s meant the world. I feel very lucky. X