Nicole is a storyteller at heart. A journalist, author, and editor from Columbia, Missouri, she delights in any opportunity to shape her own stories or help others do the same. She currently works as a copyeditor for a local newspaper in Washington, Missouri. Before that, she was a reporter and editor for a local arts and culture magazine and last year graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the Missouri School of Journalism and minors in English and Spanish. Her creative writing has been published in national literary magazines, and she’s helped edit numerous fiction and nonfiction books, including a Holocaust survivor’s memoir, alongside international independent publishers. When she’s not at her writing desk, Nicole is usually in the saddle, cuddling her guinea pigs, or spending time with family. She loves any excuse to talk about Marvel movies and considers National Novel Writing Month its own holiday.
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