Nicky Webber

Originally a journalist, Nicky loves true stories and picks over the bones of real-life tales, before recreating a narrative rich with emotional turmoil.

Born in New Zealand, she lived in South Africa for 20 years before returning home in 1994 where she worked as a business manager. In recent years, she has stepped away from the corporate world and resumed her passion for writing.

Her books focus on biographical fiction based on the real-life stories of ordinary people engaged in secretive and extraordinary lives. She enjoys writing both contemporary and historical novels.

Nicky lives in Cambridge, New Zealand, where she writes and blogs https://nickywebber.com/ with excerpts and updates of her work. 

 


Genre:

  • Biography
  • Fiction
  • Non-Fiction
  • Romance

Skills:

  • Corporate Writing
  • Ghost Writing
  • Journalism
  • Novelist
  • Print Media Writing (magazines/newspapers)
  • Public Speaking
  • Website Content

Branch:

Hamilton

Location:

Hamilton

Publications:


No Ordinary Man

Mick Thompson’s secretive life throughout WWII continued after returning home to New Zealand in 1945. This seductive and intriguing true story explores love against the back drop of this courageous ANZAC soldier’s fight in the Western Desert war in North Africa. The writer skilfully delves into Mick’s personal struggle with sexuality, focusing on his secretive alter ego. This real-life account intrigues and challenges conventional thinking about bravery, male and female roles, love, lust and forgiveness. Mick received a bravery award and promotion to Sergeant during the war. His courage, during the war and on his return, is defined by the extraordinary effort he makes to hide his secret obsessions. He transforms himself to escape memories of childhood ridicule and humiliation and the horrifying memories of war’s death and destruction. The narrative exposes war, love and sex with humour and insight making it a captivating read.

In the Deep End

This bold new novel examines the complexities of marriage and the love bonds that hold us and sometimes kill us. It explores the irrationalities of human nature with a riveting narrative that challenges social convention. This moving family saga contradicts moral stereotypes, defying love-bonds that should last a lifetime. Set in California, two couples are lifelong friends struggling with the sudden death of Mila Jones, leaving her husband, Alex, alone with his best friends, Fred, and Amira Davis. This contemporary romance uses humor and poignancy to investigate their forbidden love. They travel between New Zealand and America delivering a vibrant backdrop for what seems like ordinary domestic life, while experiencing an extraordinary love affair, often captured in private emails exchanged between the main protagonists. These well-crafted personalities buck social norms as they navigate their way through an emotional tempest that threatens to rupture them apart.

Push Over

A short 21-page story based on the reality faced by many voiceless women. This contemporary fiction is based on true stories accumulated over the years. Some don't believe these victims, but here is a riviting story about betrayal and revenge, with a twist, and a happy ending!

Duplicity - Secrets of a Decadent Double-Life

Based on the true-life experiences of Sophia Huston. Set in Sydney’s upper echelons, Sophia offers love-for-sale to high society’s elite businessmen.

Born into eye-watering wealth, Sophia is intelligent, stunning, and a charming sophisticate. Life’s perfect until her mother dies, and her father’s business is bankrupted. Sophia and her sister face tough decisions that risks everything.

University educated, Sophia, speaks four languages and sets her sights on re-securing her once affluent lifestyle. At first, she begins a complicated affair with her father’s business associate. Within a year, Sophia secretly plots to live two separate lives. One in a quiet Sydney suburb working as an interior designer to camouflage her real occupation as a secret lover to several wealthy men.

In a matter of years, she secures a luxurious penthouse and sets up business as a high-class mistress for seven powerful men. Each lover believes he is the one and only, and each pays Sophia a monthly retainer to keep her on-call. Will Sophia’s duplicitous arrangement survive prying questions? How smart does she have to be to survive blackmail and manage her wealthy clients? Will accumulated wealth finally buy her happiness?

April 2021

Shadows Between LIes Trilogy series

A love story where three ordinary friends embark on an extraordinary affair.

A love story about friendship between two couples, where secrets, betrayal, loss, and forgiveness are revealed as the series unfolds. The characters will draw you into their emotional family saga as their tragic pasts are revealed. At times sad and so heart-rending with love ties so deep, they can never be broken.

Emotionally scarred, fully formed real-life characters interwoven with suspense and intrigue, provides several surprise revelations leading to a satisfying conclusion.

An emotional story that delves into the true meaning of family, sisterhood and, secrets. If you like a story that will make you laugh, cry, hope, swear and just root for the heroine, give this book a try. It's a series you won’t forget.