Geoff Nicholls has lived in Newcastle most of his adult life. He commenced a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Newcastle in 1976 and graduated in 2014 with majors in creative writing and philosophy. Geoff is an active member of Poetry at the Pub and his poems have been published in their anthologies, of which he has edited a few. When he is not writing up minutes for committee meetings, Geoff can be found volunteering at the Hunter Wetlands Centre, singing with Stella A Cappella, or worshipping at the church of the ocean baths. The Birthday Scrolls is his first book of prose. A sequel is planned for publication in 2040.