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 USA Today bestselling author from St. Louis who writes under the pen name Nicole Evelina. My specialties are historical fiction and non-fiction, and I also have a work of contemporary women’s fiction. My six books have won more than 40 awards, including four Book of the Year designations.

I’m represented by Amy Collins of Talcott-Notch Literary Services. I’m currently working on a biography of suffrage couple Virginia and Francis Minor and researching a historical fiction book set in colonial and post-Revolutionary America.

My writing has 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.