Bio

Nicole Wolverton fears many things. Ghosts. Stalkers. Her vote not being counted in elections. Random other scary things that lurk in the dark. Her debut novel, The Trajectory of Dreams, an adult psychological thriller, was published March 2013 by Bitingduck Press. Her short stories and flash fiction have appeared in Black Heart Magazine, The Molotov Cocktail, and Penduline, among others (see a full listing of publications here).

When Nicole isn’t writing, you can find her traveling, cooking, or helping to coach and steer a dragon boat team for people who have had cancer and their caregivers. She is currently in the post-baccalaureate program at the University of Pennsylvania, has a B.A. in English from Temple University, and earned a certificate in grantwriting from The Grantsmanship Center. She is represented by Michelle Witte of Mansion Street Literary Management.

Wolverton is the former moderator of 5 Minute Fiction, a weekly international flash fiction challenge. She also spent time as an editorial assistant for BLOOM magazine. and wrote a monthly column there for several years that celebrated non-writerly folks who found success after the age of 40. She was the founder of the now-defunct Farm to Philly, a website that focused on eating locally grown foods and sustainable living in Philadelphia. She was featured for her work with Farm to Philly in GRID Magazine, Slashfood, Philly Homegrown, and various other food-related websites.

Fun fact: Wolverton ran for Mayor of her borough in 2017; she lost by around 60 votes.