About Me

I was born in England in 1982, but I now live in Adelaide, South Australia with my husband. I have loved both reading and writing from a young age and am also a keen linguist, having studied several foreign languages. I have completed a BA (hons) English with French, a PGDip in Translation and a Diploma in Editing/Higher Diploma in Publishing.
I launched my writing career in 2011, and you can read more about my current releases on my publications pages for my two pen names Nicki J Markus and Asta Idonea (MM).
I have worked as an editor and proofreader since 2012, completing work for several publishers and indie authors. Please visit my Editing Services page to learn more.

When not writing and editing, I enjoy many other pursuits such as: reading, music, theatre, cinema, photography, sketching, and cross stitch. I also have a keen interest in history, folklore and mythology, pen-palling, and travel.

You can contact me by email at: nickijmarkus AT y7mail DOT com

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Visit the links below to see examples of my artwork and photography, and to experience my vocal performances and original music.

Click on the image to view my photos and sketches on DeviantArt

My SoundCloud profile, featuring my original songs
and excerpts from my publications

My performance in Oh, What a Lovely War
Swanley Light Operatic Group (UK) - May 2007