Paula lives near Lockerbie, Scotland, with her family and an overly chatty cat. She enjoys laughing, eating cake, and writing with Lockerbie Writers; preferably all at the same time. She worked as a scientist for 22 years in England, but now works as a librarian in a Scottish town where there’s more sheep than books (she made that fact up, but seriously, there’s lots of sheep). She’s a published poet, short story and a prize-winning flash fiction writer. She’s also a judge for BBC Radio 2's 500 words and Castle Loch Trust’s children’s writing competitions. You can find her blogging as DeckyWriting and @paula_nicolson.