Nicola J John is a native of the fishing port of Aberaeron, west Wales. Educated at the local comprehensive school, she went on to gain an honours degree in science and education at University College, Cardiff, followed by a post graduate qualification in public and media relations.
Thereafter, she taught at several primary schools before setting up her own consultancy business and involvement with the National Lottery (Wales) and Welsh Water (Dŵr Cymru).
From an early age and with a love of Enid Blyton's book, The Magic Faraway Tree, and inspired by her late grandmother, she long harboured a secret desire to one day write something memorable herself.
Freed from the shackles of motherhood, and inspired by her husband's twin brother and his obsession with weeds despoiling his beautifully manicured lawns, she finally put pen to paper. The result lies within these pages.