NICOLE M. WOLVERTON grew up in the rural hinterlands of northeast Pennsylvania, wondering what lurked in the cornfields outside her bedroom window. Her curiosity about what terrible things might lay in wait in the dark only deepened after moving to Philadelphia after high school—to the point where she and her husband led their wedding guests on a ghost tour of Old Fort Mifflin during their reception.
Today, Nicole is a fear enthusiast and Pushcart-nominated writer of (mostly) speculative and horror fiction. She is the author of A MISFORTUNE OF LAKE MONSTERS, a young adult speculative novel due out on July 2, 2024 (CamCat Books), and THE TRAJECTORY OF DREAMS, a 2013 adult psychological thriller (Bitingduck Press). She also edited/curated the 2021 anthology of short fiction BODIES FULL OF BURNING (Sliced Up Press), exploring horror through the lens of menopause—the first of its kind. Her short fiction, creative nonfiction, and essays have appeared in over forty anthologies, magazines, and podcasts.

She lives in the Philadelphia area—in a creaky and mysterious hundred-year-old house—with her long-time and long-suffering husband and a sweet, goofy rescue dog. Nicole earned a B.A. in English from Temple University and a Masters of Liberal Arts in storytelling, horror, and society (with a creative writing certificate) from the University of Pennsylvania. She is an elections official,  assistant magazine editor, and speechwriter, as well as a travel enthusiast (24 countries to date) and dragon boat steersperson, paddler, and assistant coach.

She still wonders what creeps in the dark.