About Me

IMAG0025Hello there! Welcome to The Bibliophile Chronicles. It’s a pleasure to make your acquaintance! My name is Nicole and I live in Scotland. I’m a big book lover, and a recent MLitt in Publishing graduate. I started this little blog during my English Lit undergraduate, because I just love talking about books. I also do social media and marketing for Linen Press Books.

I love science fiction, horror, fantasy, historical and lots of other things in between. I read everywhere I go, in bed, on the train and mostly when I’m procrastinating. My favourite authors include George R. R. Martin, Joe Abercrombie, Mark Lawrence, Leigh Bardugo, Melinda Salisbury and Oscar Wilde.

I currently live in Stirling, and when it’s not raining, has lots of lovely spots to read in. I absolutely love tea, bookmarks, shopping, going to Comic-con, Doctor Who and Game of Thrones. Apart from that I spent most of my time with my other half Alexander and our menagerie (two cats – Arya and Astrid and two guinea pigs – Bofur and Bombur).

I have recently also taken an interest in graphic novels, so stay tuned for more graphiimg_20160928_163606c novel reviews!
If you wish to get in touch feel free to contact me any time, if you have questions, comments or suggestions for posts, I’m always looking for new things to post about!

You can reach me via email: thebibliophilechronicles@outlook.com, or on Goodreads, Facebookย and Twitter.


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23 thoughts on “About Me

  • Peter

    Great with a portrait! A blog works 10000 times better not being anonymous. You’re a really cute couple ๐Ÿ™‚

    Really looking forward to follow you. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Best wishes Peter (from Youth Culture Denmark)

  • crimeworm

    Good to meet another Scottish blogger! I’m in Oban, but my uncle stays in Aberfoyle and my cousin in Dunblane. I always come down for Bloody Scotland, so may meet you there this year?

  • Mike Linane

    Hi Nicole

    You recently indicated on a Book Connectors Facebook post that you would be interested in joining the book bloggers team that I am currently setting up for my new independent publishing company Williams & Whiting (www.williamsandwhiting.com).

    This is your invitation to do just that!

    I appreciate bloggers are very busy people and cannot always work to deadlines so all I am asking is if you are happy for me to send you e-books files or pdfs of our new books as they come out and give you the opportunity to read and review them and also to interview the authors if you wish.

    I will always send you the blurb about a book before sending it to you so you can say if you are interested or not in that particular title.

    We currently have one book available for review and interview and that is Revenge of the Malakim by Paul Harrison which is a gritty police procedural about a serial killer with an unusual agenda.

    “Itโ€™s high summer and the streets of Bridlington East Yorkshire are awash with tourists. A serial killer is on the loose. DCI Will Scott and his team embark upon a fast paced investigation to catch a killer with a unique agenda. As the body count rises the killer randomly moves location and the police are unwittingly drawn into a dark and sinister world where cover-ups and corruption reigns. A place where no one can truly be trusted and nothing is ever what it seems.”

    About Paul Harrison:

    Paul Harrison is a retired police officer, with a successful career that spanned three decades. During that time, he worked on some memorable high profile investigations, and interviewed countless criminals who operated within the darker side of humanity. Paul began writing and had his first book published during his time in the police. Since then, he has gone on to write 34 books, mainly in the field of true crime. Now he has turned all that experience into writing crime fiction.
    On retiring from the police, he spent time working with the English Judiciary, at the Royal Courts of Justice, London. During which time, he gained what he describes as โ€˜an eye opening insightโ€™ into what really happens behind the scenes of a criminal trial or civil hearing.
    The vast majority of Paulโ€™s professional career has been within the criminal justice system. Heโ€™s worked in many varied and interesting roles throughout his life, and he cites as his greatest achievement to date, unanimously winning, The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies Outstanding Individual of the Year Award 2009, by a panel of assessors that included the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales. This, primarily, was for his voluntary work in the field of child and male abuse.
    Heโ€™s passionate about writing, and his first crime fiction novel trilogy is based on genuine experience. It is the first in a series of books that will feature lead detective, DCI Will Scott, and his trusted sidekick, DI Daisy Wright. This crime fighting duo will, throughout the series, find themselves not only investigating mysterious murders, but embroiled in the world of police, legal and establishment corruption also.
    Currently based in the North, and describing himself as a true northern lad, Paul is regarded as one of the UKโ€™s leading experts on the subject of serial killers. He has interviewed many such offenders, which has provided a unique insight into their psychology, and all importantly, how and why they select their victims. Detail that will be used within future crime fiction novels.
    Paul has made guest appearances in several true crime documentaries on both television and radio. He is a popular and entertaining public speaker, and has talked at many high profile crime writing festivals and conferences, both at home, and on an international stage.

    Please let me know if you are interested in this title.

    We have a lot more debut authors coming out in the next few months so do watch out.

    If there are any other books previously published by Williams & Whiting (see our website) that you would like to read, review / interview the author of do please just ask.

    I look forward to hearing from you and thank you for offering to support Williams & Whiting.

    Best wishes