After leaving university Nick joined the Newcastle Evening Chronicle as a reporter, and continued to work for local newspapers in the North-East for several years before moving to London to work as a feature writer for the Sunday People. In 2000 he became a freelance writer, contributing to national newspapers and magazines. Shortly afterwards his first book was published: a guide to Coronation Street.Since then he has written on subjects ranging from cannabis to manufactured pop music. Nick’s last non-fiction book was a history of the Tour de France, published in 2007.
Nick now runs a small news and features agency in Cumbria, where he lives with his wife, daughter and dog.