Nicole Wolverton fears many things. Ghosts. Chupacabras. Her vote not being counted in elections. Random other scary things that lurk in the dark and grab your ankle when you’re not expecting it. 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 fiction publications here). Additionally, her non-fiction will appear in an upcoming anthology about the television show Angel in the Outside In series by ATB Publishing. Currently, her focus is writing thrillers and horror novels for young adult audiences. She is represented by Michelle Witte of Mansion Street Literary Management.

When Nicole isn’t writing, you can find her traveling (and documenting her adventures at As Pretty As An Airport), watching films, or helping to coach and steer a dragon boat team for people who have had cancer and their caregivers. She is a Masters of Liberal Arts candidate at the University of Pennsylvania, and earned a B.A. in English from Temple University and a certificate in grantwriting from The Grantsmanship Center. She is a member of the International Gothic Association.

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 founded the now-defunct Farm to Philly, a website that focused on eating locally grown foods and sustainable living in Philadelphia. She has been featured for her work with Farm to Philly in GRID Magazine, Slashfood, Philly Homegrown, and various other food-related websites. She loves incredibly stinky cheese and very good chocolate.

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