Nikki Nye was born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1981. She grew up in Chicago and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago in 2005.
Since 2003, Nye has been a practicing artist, specializing in the field of paper sculpture. A selection of her works can be viewed on her artist website, The Visual Beast.
Nye began writing creatively as a hobby in elementary school and has since written many poems and short narratives. The Brightness Of Shadows is her first full length novel. Her work is greatly inspired not only by the great original epic fantasy writers, but also by nineteenth century British literature. She draws much from the intense emotion and subtle drama that these writers were so eloquently able to create.