Nicole is a writer living outside of Washington DC with her husband and a rotating cast of cats and backyard wildlife.

Nicole enjoys writing and reading horror and dark fantasy, although she's open to reading just about any genre.

Nicole's young adult horror novel The Fire Before was chosen for Pitch Madness 2017. In addition, Nicole was selected as a 2017 Pitch Wars mentee, working with author Peter McLean (Drake, the upcoming Priest of Bones) on her adult dark fantasy novel Tidepool.

She is a regular contributor to The Weekly Knob, a prompt-based 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 is currently a publications editor and has also been a web content specialist and an editorial assistant. She fulfilled a longtime dream of competing on  “Jeopardy!” in 2011.

If you actually read all this, she's grateful.

Nicole with Alex Trebek in 2011.