Nicole Lundrigan was born in Ottawa in 1972 and grew up in Upper Gullies, Newfoundland. She took a BSc from the University of New Brunswick and then attended Saint Mary’s University in Halifax)when she took a B.A. in anthropology. In 1996, she took an MSc from the University of Toronto with a focus on physical anthropology. Soon after gradation, she started writing and has published short stories and novels.