Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Introduction

For all the new followers from the Campaign, I thought I would introduce myself.

Hi, I'm Nicole! Writer has been my passion since forever. In grade school, I used to write stories during class. Yep, you could defiitely say I was born to be a writer!

I write across the board. I've written PBs, MG, YA, and for adults. Flash fiction, short stories, and novels. Fantasy (both based in a medieval-like world and urban), paranormal, dystophia, romance, horror.

I have a fantasy romance series through Desert Breeze Publishing (an epublisher). I also have a paranormal YA short story series through Echelon Press (another epublisher). Currently, I'm revising a PB that I plan on querying agents in a few weeks, as well as rewriting a MG fantasy.

When I'm not writing, I'm editing. I work as a freelance editor with Passionate Writer Publisher, a content and line editor for MuseItUp Publishing, and a content editor for eTreasures Publishing. I find being an editor to be very rewarding work.

Let's see... what else? I'm happily married to my college sweetheart, we just celebrated out 4th wedding anniversary. We have two sons, the youngest just turned one, the older will be three in October. I'm hoping that in February, I'll no longer be the only female in our family!

I love to watch movies and TV shows, and can't wait for The Vampire Diaries to return. I used to go horseback riding fairly often but since my first pregnancy, I haven't done back. Maybe once I'm done giving birth.

Oh, I have a B.S. in chemistry with a concentration in forensic science. So you would think I would write mysteries. I plan on it... eventually. Right now, I'm more of a panster and you have to be a plotter to write mysteries. But I will take at stab at it sometime in the future.

If you do to my website, you'll see a few of my wedding pictures. I love the Middle Ages so it's no surprise that we had a Renaissance-themed wedding.

Feel free to follow me on twitter or friend me on facebook or on goodreads. I'm on a fair amount of social networking sites. Just let me know, and I'll follow back!

I think that's enough for now. Glad to see so many new faces!

31 comments:

The East Coaster said...

Just spent some time on your website - loved it! Can't wait to try out some of the medieval dishes.

Jenny Sulpizio said...

Great to *meet* you and I'm a campaigner who is now following you. Thanks for visiting my site and following along. I look forward to learning more about you. :)
Blessings!

Abby said...

WOW girl - how do you do it all? I love this post. It's great to get to know more about you. You were awesome before but now you are SUPER AWESOME!!!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Wait, who are you again?
I'm doing the Campaign as well!

Carla said...

Wow...you are AMAZING! I loved reading this--I feel like I'm getting to know you even more!! Chemistry and fantasy...I love it!

Carla

Lauren F. Boyd said...

Hey, Nicole! Thanks for commenting on my blog and for becoming a Follower! It's great to meet you, especially as a fellow PB writer (among the many things that you write!)

And congrats on your third pregnancy! I hope you do add a little girl to your family - but if not, boys are so precious too, as you probably know.

See you again soon! Thanks again!

Charmaine Clancy said...

Great introductory post - what a good idea for the campaign!

Wagging Tales - blog for Writers

Christine Rains said...

Fantastic intro! :) It's great everything you've done. You've written a lot for having two little ones. I hardly get enough time to do anything and I only have one. It would be interesting to read a paranormal romance that involved forensics. Paranormal forensics. There's an idea!

scribblingpencil said...

Hi Nicole! I love the look of your blog.

I own a horse and mini that I'm learning to drive with. :)

(I'm in your UF group)

Lynda R Young said...

It's good to get to know you a little better. You certainly are busy :)

blackanddarknight said...

Hi Nicole, I'm Rebekah! Came here tonight from the campaign, though I actually found your blog a while back, though I don't remember how!

My husband and I will be celebrating our 4th anniversary in January, and I really wanted to have a Renaissance or Medieval wedding, but it just didn't fall into place in time. We had a (late) Christmas wedding instead!

I write fantasy to, but it's in completely made-up worlds that aren't medieval at all!

Patricia T. said...

Great blog! Hello from a fellow campaigner. Looking forward to getting to know you. We're in the same group.

Patricia

Christine Fonseca said...

Hey fellow campaigner! I learned new stuff about you!!! So excited to see more of your work

Carrie Butler said...

Hi, Nicole! I'm a fellow Campaigner. It's nice to meet you! :)

allie said...

Hi Nicole. Fellow campaigner from the adult fiction group stopping by. I'm amazed at how much you fit in with two youngsters (and a third on the way?) Love the look of your blog.

Kimberly said...

Hi Nicole, great intro for the campaign. I wanted to stop by and say hello - we are in the same Dystopian group. :)

Amanda Milner said...

Wow! You are one busy momma!!
Great idea introducing yourself. It's nice to learn more about the people we are "meeting" during the Campaign.
I hope you get your girl but if you don't, no worries. I have three boys. Each pregnancy I prayed for my girl. I never imagined myself as a mom to boys but I wouldn't have it any other way now! The older boys get the cooler their stuff gets! Lol! Heck, I have a neice, I don't need a girl. ;)
Great to meet you. I'm in your Horror group. :)

Jocelyn Rish said...

Hey Nicole, I'm part of your horror campaign group. From your introduction it sounds like we are similar in that we like to write all kinds of stuff - it's fun to try new things! I am also a huge TVD fan and counting down the days until the premiere.

Gail Shepherd said...

Great to meet you Nicole, and welcome to the tribe!

Wordsmith said...

Hi Nicole,
Thank you for the introduction. I am new to your blog, I think its great.
Wordsmith
http://wordsdropoutoftime.blogspot.com

Kristin said...

I LOVE a good mystery novel! I would think they would be so fun to write!

F.E. Sewell said...

Hi Nicole! Just a fellow campaigner in the dystopian group stopping by. Looking forward to getting to know you!

Elana Johnson said...

Nice to "meet" you! Ha! Even though I already know you... :) I'm in your dystopian group on the campaign.

Gretchen said...

Loved the introduction and looking forward to hearing more from you over the campaign, see you in the Dystopian group!

Jessica Peter said...

Hi Nicole, nice to meet you! I'm in the Dystopian/Post-Apoc group with you. :)

Hildred said...

Hey there! Also in the campaign. See you around!

nadinefeldman.com said...

Great intro! I'm a fellow campaigner who dropped by to say hello. Whew! You're a busy lady.

Looking forward to getting to know you better during the challenge.

Nadine

storytreasury said...

Great intro post. I think maybe I need to do one of those. LOL We are in the same urban fantasy group.

Maria Zannini said...

Hi Nicole! Nice to meet you.

I'm a fellow campaigner from the dystopian group.

Looking forward to reading your posts!

Sandwiched Writer said...

Hi, Nicole.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and, yes, look forward to seeing/reading you along the campaign trail. Love your blog design ... and, wow, a BA in Chem!

L.A Speedwing said...

Hi Nicole, Nice meeting you and thanks for visiting my blog. My God, aren't you a prolific/productive person! You manage so much in so little time. It makes the rest of us look like slackers! ;-)