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This is is the short version of my official bio. If you want to get to know me beyond that, let’s get personal. (I also have a speaker’s bio for events.)

I’m a USA Today bestselling author recently transplanted from St. Louis to South Bend, Indiana, who writes under the pen name Nicole Evelina. My specialties are biographical historical fiction, non-fiction (biography, history and pop culture), and women’s fiction, with some poetry thrown in. My books have won more than 50 awards, including four Book of the Year designations.

I’m represented by Amy Collins of Talcott-Notch Literary Services. 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 hanging out with my boyfriend and our menagerie of four cats, a dog, and a snake (who I pretend doesn’t exist), reading, gaming, on social media, researching my latest obsession 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.