Nina lives in Essex with her husband and they have two sons. She has a BA in History and English and her career has been varied, but it is her fascination with unusual aspects of social history that drives her to write fiction based on historical fact.
Her first novel, Timeslip, is a light-hearted historical fiction with a difference. The two main protagonists travel back from present day to 1851 and through their eyes readers are taken around the streets of London that were literally throbbing with life and where, for many, every day had a sense of occasion. Nina also felt compelled to write about Alexis Soyer, the Victorian French chef who achieved so much in his short lifetime and yet is now almost forgotten.