About Nicole

Nicole Partridge has worked with some of the biggest brands in media and publishing. An Australian freelance journalist and writer, her work has appeared in The New York Times, Marie Claire, The Guardian UK, Good Weekend, The Sydney Morning Herald, AAP, The Melbourne Age, Readers Digest, Body and Soul, World News, Grazia, The Daily Telegraph and Charisma magazine USA. Themes she explores include everything from true crime to the global refugee crisis, from profile pieces to travel and personal essays. Her writing — which includes long form journalism, first-person stories, scriptwriting, corporate communications and not-for-profit copy — is characterised by versatility, strong storytelling, and copy that is creative, compelling and conversational.

In 2013, her feature story on the Hudson River Plane Crash, was reproduced in English textbooks as an example of how to write a first-person story.

In addition to Nicole’s extensive mainstream body of work and lectures on writing, she has also written for World Vision, Samaritan’s Purse and Opportunity International. In more recent years, Nicole co-authored best-selling book, Heart of a Lioness and has worked with global publishing giant, Harper Collins Australia on Lofty: My Life in Short.

Her communication and negotiation skills extend into the realm of public relations work — securing print, radio and TV coverage for New York Times best-selling books like Heaven is For Real and her latest venture as Australia’s first Christian book Literary Agent.

Nicole lives in Sydney, with her husband Scott and their two daughters and a crazy Golden Retriever called Winston.


Loved [Heart of a Lioness]. What an incredible legacy. Stirring, inspirational, a challenge and a call to sacrifice for others. This book was a page-turner, beautifully re-creating the life and ministry of Irene Gleeson in northern Uganda. Nicole Partridge has captured the heart of a woman whose love for God and the children who suffered through a brutal civil war surpassed all obstacles. Motivated me to give, to follow, and to pray. Highly recommended!

Tania Harris

This [Heart of a Lioness] is a MUST READ – for anyone who cares about children anywhere – but especially in Uganda where Joseph Kony and the LRA terrorized and destroyed the lives of the Acholi in Northern Uganda. Irene passed away in 2013, but her efforts live on in this beautiful country – incredibly well written and emotionally draining. This is a MUST READ.

Arthur T Jones

Heart of a Lioness is a beautifully written, faithfully researched, and accurate recount of the inspiring life of an Australian woman who turned her own tragedy into a story of triumph. The book is packed with descriptive stories that make you feel as though you are right there with Irene.

Ruth Athanasio

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