ABOUT NICKI EDWARDS

 

WHO I AM

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I am a city girl with a country heart. Growing up on a small family acreage on the outskirts of Geelong, I spent my formative years riding horses and pretending the neighbour’s farm was my own. After spending three years in Bathurst, a regional city in New South Wales, my love of small country towns was further developed.

One day I dream of escaping to the country with my husband Tim to live on some land, surrounded by horses, dogs, cows and sheep. Until then I live vicariously through the lives of the characters in the rural romance novels I love to read and write.

In 2006, when our youngest child started school, I went to university as a mature aged student, juggling full time study, part time work and raising our four small children and achieved my dream of becoming a nurse.

Always a voracious reader, my other dream was to be an author.

I write medical and rural romance and women’s fiction, and when I’m not reading, writing or dreaming about country town life, love and medical dramas, I can be found working as a Critical Care Nurse in a busy regional Emergency Department, or in the Intensive Care Unit where many of my stories and characters are imagined.

Tim and I live in Geelong, Victoria and we have four adult children, two of whom have moved out of home. Tim is the senior pastor of a Baptist Church. 

Life is busy, fun, and at times exhausting, but I wouldn’t change it for anything. I am blessed.

WHAT OTHERS SAY

Karly Lane

Nicki Edwards tackles all the big issues in this delightfully touching story of life, loss, family relationships and finding love.

 

Fiona Palmer

Nicki Edwards captures small town spirit and heartbreak-to-hope with crafted ease.

 

Alissa Callen

Nicki Edwards writes the perfect combination of engaging characters, real emotion and small town warmth.

WHAT I DO

Nursing

I am a Critical Care Registered Nurse and work in the Emergency Department at St John of God Hospital, Geelong and in the Intensive Care Unit at Epworth Hospital, Geelong.

Public Speaking

I love to speak and am available for public speaking engagements. I especially love speaking to church and school groups on the power of story telling and living life in abundance. I also speak at local libraries and book clubs.