Nina left Leicestershire for London as a teenager and after two years as a nanny she studied Humanities at Thames Polytechnic.
After graduating in 1987, she worked for a while in a Camden frock shop.
In 1990 she began a career in book publishing, working in various departments before becoming a commissioning editor at Routledge.
She now lives in Cornwall with her partner and children and dog.
Twitter: @ninastibbeBooks by Nina Stibbe