HorizontalThis is is the short version of my official bio. If you want to get to know me beyond that, let’s get personal.

I’m an American award-winning author from St. Louis who writes under the pen name Nicole Evelina. My specialties are historical fiction and contemporary romantic comedies that might be romance or women’s fiction.

My four books have won nearly 20 awards, including two Book of the Year designations. My most recent book is also mydebut work of non-fiction. THE ONCE AND FUTURE QUEEN: GUINEVERE IN ARTHURIAN LEGEND is a work of literary criticism that traces the evolution of the character of Guinevere in Arthurian legend from her Celtic roots to the present day.

I’m currently working on MISTRESS OF LEGEND, the final book in her Guinevere’s Tale trilogy, which will be published September 15. I’m also researching the history of feminism in the United States for an upcoming book, as well as drafting a biography of early 20th century mystic Marie Rose Ferron.

My writing has also appeared in The Huffington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Independent Journal, Curve Magazine and numerous historical publications.

When I’m not writing, you can find me reading, playing with my spoiled twin Burmese cats or in my day job as an internal communications (PR) manager. But that just pays the bills. To my core, I am a writer, and with a little bit of luck, someday soon I’ll be able to call myself a full-time novelist.