Gillian Atkinson (pen name J.G. Nicholls) was born in Northwich Cheshire, England where she continues to reside. Gill has chosen to write under her mother’s maiden name as a tribute to her late mum. She lives with husband Paul, their dog Lucy and their daughters and grandchildren all live close by. She enjoys travelling and is a keen gardener. After retiring from work last year, Gill has eventually found the time to start writing, a long-term passion of hers.