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Nicola Cassidy is a writer and blogger from Co. Louth, Ireland. December Girl, her debut novel, was published by Bombshell Books, a new women’s imprint of crime book publishers Bloodhound Books, in October 2017 and became a Number One Amazon bestseller.

December Girl tells the story of Molly Thomas, a fiesty, independent soul, born on the winter solstice. Parts of the stories are inspired by true events. The novel is set in the stunning Boyne Valley, famed for its spiritual stone age tombs.

Molly Thomas is a feisty, independent soul, born on the Winter Solstice. At every stage of her life she has faced troubles.


As a young woman her family are evicted from their home at Christmas. Molly swears vengeance on the jealous neighbour and land agent responsible, Flann Montgomery.


Then in 1896 her baby son is taken from his pram. Molly searches the streets for Oliver. The police are called but her baby is gone.


Why does trouble seem to follow Molly? And will she ever find out what happened to her child?


December Girl is a tale of family bonds, love, revenge and murder.

December Girl is set at Dowth, Co. Meath in the beautiful Boyne Valley, Ireland. This ancient land was once inhabited by stone age people who built sun worshipping tombs to their Gods. Newgrange is a UNESCO world heritage site and is visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. Read about the setting of December Girl.

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Nicola takes part in regular literary events, from talks and author interviews to workshops. If you would like to arrange a talk or bespoke event – please visit the Contact page or email nicola.press@gmail.com

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Are you a book store or tourist centre interested in stocking December Girl? Send an email through the Contact page to find out about ordering this novel from wholesale and to receive a media pack.

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Writing.ie - Using your home as a backdrop to your novel

December Girl is set in the Boyne Valley, Ireland. Here, in an article on writing.ie, Nicola discusses how to use your home as a backdrop to your novel

Read what bloggers are saying

December Girl was reviewed by a number of book bloggers upon its release. To see a selection of these honest reviews click on the link below.

Writing.ie - Making it - the journey to publication

In this article featured on writing.ie, Nicola discusses the emotions around declaring yourself and finally realising your dream