Nichole was raised on a small dairy farm in Northeast Pennsylvania. The lack of neighborhood kids resulted in an overactive imagination and a great deal of storytelling.
She earned a degree in English Education from Mansfield University, where she met her husband. They currently teach in the Coal Region of Pennsylvania, where they are raising their son.
Nichole was first published in her hometown newspaper and later in Edge City (1998), Mansfield University's literary magazine. After college, she published an anthology of horror stories called Vulnerable. She also published Losing Gregory, a book of memoirs.
She is currently working on her first full horror novel and some non-horrifying children's books.
I have never written one hundred pages before. Well, I've never written one hundred pages of the same book before. Short stories. Unfinished starts to novels.
But this. 100 pages. Wow.
Now, to keep going. And I'm not sure where this story is going next. I had created an outline a couple of years ago, when I first started writing. But today, as I hurriedly typed all the horrif...
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“I am tired of trying to hold things together that cannot be held. Trying to control what cannot be controlled. I am tired of denying myself what I want for fear of breaking things I cannot fix. They will break no matter what we do.”
The Night Circus
“And the funny thing was if you made the best of it, if you smiled through every storm, the bad things were never as terrible as you expected them to be, and the good things were better than anything you could have wished for yourself.”
77 Shadow Street
“Forgiveness is not about forgetting. It is about letting go of another person's throat......Forgiveness does not create a relationship. Unless people speak the truth about what they have done and change their mind and behavior, a relationship of trust is not possible. When you forgive someone you certainly release them from judgment, but without true change, no real relationship can be established.........Forgiveness in no way requires that you trust the one you forgive. But should they finally confess and repent, you will discover a miracle in your own heart that allows you to reach out and begin to build between you a bridge of reconciliation.........Forgiveness does not excuse anything.........You may have to declare your forgiveness a hundred times the first day and the second day, but the third day will be less and each day after, until one day you will realize that you have forgiven completely. And then one day you will pray for his wholeness......”
Wm. Paul Young,
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