Nicole Clarkston is the pen name of a very bashful writer who will not allow any of her family or friends to read what she writes. She grew up in Idaho on horseback, and if she could have figured out how to read a book at the same time, she would have. She initially pursued a degree in foreign languages and education, and then lost patience with it, switched her major, and changed schools. She now resides in Oregon with her husband of 15 years, 3 homeschooled kids, and a very worthless degree in Poultry Science (don’t ask).
Nicole discovered Jane Austen rather by guilt in her early thirties- how does any book worm really live that long without a little P&P? She has never looked back. A year or so later, during a major house renovation project (undertaken when her husband unsuspectingly left town for a few days) she discovered Elizabeth Gaskell and fell completely in love.
She published her first book, a North & South variation titled No Such Thing As Luck, in 2015, followed quickly by Rumours & Recklessness that same year. In 2016 she published Northern Rain, another North & South variation, and The Courtship of Edward Gardiner, a Pride and Prejudice Prequel.
Nicole is currently working on both her third Pride and Prejudice variation and a third North & South story.