Nelly lives with her son and one of her daughters in the stunning Blackdown Hills on the Devon/Somerset border. They share the house with their cats and a wonderful array of magical creatures she has lovingly crafted.
For the last twelve years she has been a regular at medieval and mutli-period events around the country. The last two years she has also added a well known LARP event to her hobbies. Here she can often be seen playing her customised harp to customers of the bar and feasting hall.
She holds a Scottish degree (with distinction) in Business Administration, specialising in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship. It is no surprise then that she wanted to have full control of her work when she decided to self publish and so set up her own publishing company.
Though she currently lives in Devon her favourite part of Britain has to be the Highlands of Scotland and this area features heavily in her writing.
Diagnosed with a B12 deficiency in 2012 which has led to her suffering with ME/CFS, Nelly has had to reshape her life to fit around her condition. The conditions are not well understood by the general medical profession and often misunderstood by doctors. If she had not taken matters into her own hands and contacted the B12 deficiency charity she would still be bed ridden and her life would be ruined.
It was this illness that gave her the opportunity to start writing. Always holding a secret wish to become an author but never having the time or dedication to actually do anything about it. With her love of history and all things mystical it was no surprise she chose the field of historical fantasy to base most of her work.
When she is not busy with her writing work she works with her wood carving business. http://www.nellyharper.co.uk
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