Nikki Mottram is a debut author, drawing on her extensive background in child protection in this new work of crime fiction. She has a psychology degree from The University of Queensland and has worked in London and Australia in positions protecting and promoting the welfare of children at risk of harm.
She became interested in using her real-world experience to write a novel after realising there were few positive representations of social workers in media, and that her experience would offer a unique lens to explore the issues affecting rural communities.
Nikki has been published in the Boroondara Literary Awards anthology and shortlisted for the Fish Short Story Prize and the Hal Porter Short Story Competition. In 2018, she was the recipient of a Katharine Susannah Pritchard Writers’ Centre Fellowship. She grew up and resides in Toowoomba, and brings to her work an understanding of rural communities, their customs and their secrets.