Nicki Herring lives in Kent with her husband Steve and their son Sam. Her novel, This Place of Happiness, has been written as part of an MA in Creative Writing and Publishing.read more
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This Place of Happiness

This Place of Happiness

‘Where did you get the idea?’ I suspect that that is one of the most frequently asked questions that a writer hears. I am the youngest of three daughters and our mother told us to daydream stories to ourselves if we couldn’t sleep. For me the loveliest part of a story is the daydreaming.  

Conceptions. Where the ideas come from.
Conceptions. Where the ideas come from.

Conception. Definition: The action of conceiving a child or of one being conceived. The forming or devising of a plan or an idea.   It is 19 years since I ‘conceived’ on 12th April 1998 at around midday. The event took place in an IVF  clinic and there was little romance involved, even though the

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Birth and Beyond
Birth and Beyond

The first time that I held my son in my arms isn’t clear. I remember looking at him and thinking, ‘He’s not breathing’, and instead of welcoming him into the world with a blessing my first words after giving birth were, ‘Can someone take him and sort him out, please?’ I had never anticipated that

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My Glass Heart
My Glass Heart

  Regulations regarding uniforms have been tightened up at work. We can wear nothing below our elbows apart from our wedding rings. Our bright, comfy crocs have been replaced with black leather shoes, Visible tattoos are frowned upon. and we can only have one earring per ear. We are being encouraged to adopt a corporate

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My Inspiration
  • Algerian Palace
  • Algerian Cuisine
  • Algerian Coastline
  • Algerian Desert
  • Algerian Woman
  • Battle of Algiers
  • Battle of Algiers Poster
  • Algerian Bracelet
  • Algerian Dancer
  • Algerian Abstract Art
  • Algerian Man
  • Algerian Weaver

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