Nicole O’Connor was born in Zimbabwe in 1965. After living in Africa for five generations, she and her family chose New Zealand as their peaceful destiny. She studied nursing at B.G. Alexander College of Nursing in South Africa and qualified with distinction. Horses and art are her favoured interests. She is a keen animal lover and found the love of her life when she met her top-dog veterinary surgeon husband. Together they have two grown sons and a houseful of happy pets.