I've always loved playing with words and pictures and,  aged about ten,  won this badge for my Christmas stamps design.

Following a degree in English and Art, I spent ten years as a TV producer, making shows about subjects ranging from problem pets to priceless Picassos.

After my children were born I decided to follow my dream of becoming an author and illustrator of children's books and signed up for the wonderful MA in Children's Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art.  I graduated with distinction in February 2016 and in May that year was highly commended in the Macmillan Prize.

I am now working on my second book for Macmillan Children's Books. My first, The Strongest Mum, will be published on February 8, 2018.

I live in London with my partner, two children and a cat called Firelight (who is no longer small enough to perch on my shoulder.)


My agent is Penny Holroyde penny@holroydecartey.com 
Or you can contact me on nicolakentbooks@gmail.com