As Director of Gill Books, Nicki oversees the publication of an eclectic list of bestselling and award-winning non-fiction including biography, food and drink, personal development, history, politics and current affairs, gift books and humour. She has recently overseen the entry into the new markets of children’s and fiction, with bestselling and award-winning titles.
Nicki is responsible for the development of an extremely talented bunch of creative people who consistently inspire her. As a publisher, Nicki has worked closely with many of Ireland’s household names, including Neven Maguire for over 15 years, resulting in over 100,000 books sold through Irish bookshops. Other authors she has worked with include Kathleen Watkins, Fatti and John Burke on the Irelandopedia books, and Peter Donnelly on the much-loved President picture books.
Nicki began her publishing career in New York City in the late nineties at independent children’s publisher Parachute Press, working on R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps. At Gill Books, Nicki brings that same packager’s flair for originating concepts, spotting talent and collaborating with and developing authors into long-term publishing brands.
In addition to her responsibilities at Gill Books, Nicki also sits on the Gill Executive Board and the board of Publishing Ireland.