About Nicole

I wear many hats. This blog is about my writer hat.

The Unraveling is what I suppose you would call paranormal fiction or urban fantasy. It’s the first of a three-book series dealing with phobic songwriter Callie’s quest to avenge her best friend’s murder as the world plunges into chaos. There are monsters, (un?)natural disasters, a melting-pot of mythology, all-powerful beings, unusual abilities (NOT magical, Dane would like to make very clear) and a healthy dose of sexual tension. The Unraveling exists entirely because of my iPod’s whims. True story.

My other hats include mom (to two), wife (to one), freelance journalist, volunteer, knitter, urban homesteader, outdoor enthusiast and world traveller. I write as much as I can when I’m not being distracted by facebook and the rest of the internets.

I’ve written for print publications including The Calgary Herald, The Calgary Sun (now you get one guess where I live), Avenue Magazine, Resorts Magazine and many others, as well as more websites than I can keep track of. I’m also listed on IMDb (which is just cool to say). I started self-publishing a newspaper (circulation: 5) when I was ten and writing short-story fiction at eight. Now I’m giving full-length fiction another go after writing a novel in a month last year which just proved to me that even a person with a lot of hats can find time to crank out a couple thousand words a night if she so chooses.

I also collect manual typewriters, and from time to time I post about my latest finds. You can read about them here. There’s something different about writing on a typewriter. It makes you careful. It makes you think.

In case it wasn’t clear, I don’t have an actual hat that I wear when I’m writing. The hat is a metaphor.

13 Responses to “About Nicole”

  1. Hello! I nominated you for the beautiful blogger award (: Details can be found over here: http://bittersweetnovel.wordpress.com/2012/09/07/beautiful-blogger-award/

  2. Best of luck to you and your metaphorical hats!

  3. Your book sounds interesting. You’ll have to let me know when it comes out.

  4. Hey, great to have come across your blog, as well as you personally. I’d be glad to help out as best I can!

  5. Nicole, impressive resume. Thanks for the follow, I’ll have to dig into your site more deeply. With my construction worker hat. :)

  6. I know I’ve said this before, but I really enjoy your blog and posts on writing. I think we have a lot in common in the way we see things :)

    Also… I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award. The post is on my page with the details and instructions. Don’t feel like you “have” to do it though…it’s totally optional, and just a way of saying thanks for having an enjoyable blog :)


  7. Hi again Nicole! In the spirit of preparation for Camp NaNo, I’ve tagged you in The Next Big Thing Blog Hop, which is basically a program created for writers to talk about their most recent projects. If you’re interested in participating, the details are on my blog :)

  8. Hi! I’ve nominated your blog for a Liebster award, if you’re interested. Thank you!

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