As a freelance journalist for national magazines and newspapers, Caroline Day wrote other people's stories: happy stories and sad stories, stories of the greatest tribulations and triumphs. To do this right, Caroline spent many hundreds of hours, trying to truly listen to what each of these people had to say. Hope Nicely's Lessons for Life is Caroline's first novel. And although fictional characters are a little trickier to interview, Caroline hopes that Hope will feel that she has listened well.

Caroline lives in North London, with her husband, son, daughter and two obscenely greedy rescue dogs.