Nick was born in Wolverhampton and educated at Queen Mary’s Grammar school, Walsall.
He qualified as a dental surgeon at Sheffield University in 1981 and as a doctor at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School in 1989. He was appointed as a Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at University Hospital Southampton in 1996 and established a service for the reconstruction of facial defects for head and neck cancer patients. He also developed an expertise in the treatment of patients with complex craniofacial trauma and facial deformity. Nick has been awarded many prizes and awards for his academic achievements and services to the specialty. He has published over 30 papers and chapters in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks.
Nick began writing in 2005 and has fulfilled a lifelong ambition by publishing his first novel, an urban fantasy, entitled The Stone of Madness. He is currently editing The Quantum Engine, the second book in the series, and this will be published in 2019. He has pledged to donate to Saving Faces—a UK charity dedicated to research aimed at reducing the incidence and improving the treatment of facial injuries, disorders and diseases—for each copy of the book that is sold.
Nick is married to Nicola, and they have three children. In addition to work, reading and writing, he plays golf and tennis and enjoys walking and music. He has a passion for Wolverhampton Wanderers but detests beetroot and tomato ketchup.