Nicola Cassidy is an author, screenwriter and ghostwriter from Co. Louth, Ireland. She is the author of four historical fiction novels; December Girl published by Bombshell Books, The Nanny at Number 43, Adele, and The Emerald Spy published by Poolbeg Press. Nicola holds a BA in Journalism from Dublin City University and worked in political PR and marketing management before turning to a creative writing career. She has been shortlisted in a number of short story and play-writing competitions and was named Meath Writer-in-Residence for 2020. In autumn 2022 she will be Writer-in-Residence at An Táin Arts Centre in Dundalk. In 2021 she was named one of three winners of Stellify Media/Sony Pictures All Ireland Screenwriting Competition, chosen from 500 entires. Her crime drama series is now in development. In 2022 she was named as a finalist in the BBC Writers Room / Element Pictures Northern Ireland Writers’ Award. She is represented by Literary Agent Nicola Barr at the Bent Agency London and Screen Agent Matthew Harvey at WME, London.