Nicole is currently living outside of Washington DC with her husband and her cats. She has been a web content specialist and an editorial assistant. She fulfilled a longtime dream of competing on  “Jeopardy!” in 2011.

Nicole enjoys writing horror and dark fantasy, although she’ll read just about any genre. She is a regular contributor to The Weekly Knob, a prompt-based weekly writing challenge on Medium. Three of Nicole’s short stories have been featured editor’s picks on Medium’s front page. If you asked Nicole which of her stories is her favorite, she’d tell you that it’s A Little Girl and a Big Guitar. She is also the owner and editor of 50-Word Horror Stories. You can find an up-to-date list of Nicole’s fiction on Medium here.

She has won National Novel Writing Month six times and is in the process of trying to get her first novel (which has been substantially rewritten and edited over the past several years) an agent.

Nicole and Alex Trebek in 2011.