James Nicol is the bestselling author of The Apprentice Witch series.
He has loved books and stories his whole life. He grew up in Norfolk where he spent is childhood absorbed in novels, watching epic 1980s cartoons or adventuring in the wood at the bottom of the garden in search of monsters and witches.
He has worked as a bookseller and librarian since leaving college and is a passionate advocate for reading for pleasure and the power of stories to transform lives.
He lives in Yorkshire, not far from the beautiful city of York, in a house with too many books and too many musical instruments (most of which he cannot play!) with his partner and a black and white cockapoo called Bonnie.