About the author
Nikki Owen is a writer and columnist.
For as long as she can remember, Nikki has always written fiction. Aged 5, she re-wrote Thumbelina (with paint & scribbles); at 14, won a competition for a book jacket and blurb design judged by Quentin Blake; at 27, was long-listed for a BBC Talent script for Casualty; and at 34, was short-listed for a Guardian travel writing competition. In February 2013, Nikki was awarded third place in the Wotton-Under-Edge Arts and Literature Festival Short Story Competition.
In between, Nikki gained a BA (Hons) in International Business Studies and Spanish, spending a year in Spain and studying at the acclaimed University of Salamanca – the same city where her protagonist of The Spider in the Corner of the Room, Dr Maria Martinez, hails from.
Nikki writes for the Gloucestershire Gazette, commenting on politics and society issues, and has been a columnist for the Citizen and Echo newspapers and Weekend magazine, commenting on popular culture.
Previously, Nikki has been a Marketing Manager, Head of Copywriting for an advertising agency, plus a Teaching Fellow at the University of Bristol.
Born in Dublin, Nikki now lives in Gloucestershire with her family.