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 will be published by HarperCollins Children’s Books in April 2019.


Nicola Skinner @skinnerwrites

Want to feel old?
This is what Macaulay Culkin looks like now.

I am writing my second book for children but I am on my period and the world is burning. So, sorry in advance.

Show me the piechart that proves sarcasm is the lowest form of wit.

If you’re down at the docks in Bristol near the ⁦@ArnolfiniArts⁩ tomorrow evening, you may notice the moon fallen out of the sky.

smitten with my daughter’s piss take of Brunel’s stove-top

8 y o made a Kapla #SSGreatBritain complete with very dapper French looking Brunel and the dead dolphin! @SSGreatBritain

Dog in clover . Or is it scabious?

The reaction shot at :13 is unbelievably pure. Laugh out loud funny

I like Björk’s blurbing style a lot

Quite chuffed with this

‘Night waking’ by Sarah Moss is the best book I’ve read all year thank you goodnight

I have been gardening now for almost a year and it has been a learning experience. Here are some of the things I have discovered during this first year, all of which you veteran gardeners already know, some of which I learned from you! Thanks for all the advice and support!

Thank you so much Lily, this was such a lovely review x

Oh hi, new nightmare.

Aisha got a 6 at GCSE because she is so dyslexic and because GCSE doesn't give marks for work like this.

Bloom is my favourite word. Any excuse to use it and I am there.