About Nicole

Hello there. I'm Nicole.

A Fee by birth. A Feller by marriage.

I'm an 80s baby, born and raised in the relentless humidity of west central Florida.

I'm a Christian girl. ;)

I have awesome parents, and three incredible brothers who are literally my best friends.

I met my husband, Daniel, who hails from California, in August of 2005. We said "I do" in October of 2008.

We said hello and goodbye to our first baby, Avery Nicole, stillborn at 25 weeks in March of 2010. She'll always be ours, and she'll always be loved and missed.
“I didn't want to kiss you goodbye—that was the trouble—I wanted to kiss you good night—and there's a lot of difference.”Ernest Hemingway

Avery became a big sister in July of 2011, when Jude Wesley graced us nine weeks early. He spent nearly five weeks in the NICU but is now a very healthy and amazing little boy. He is the joy that heals my heart.

I've loved writing since I was old enough to sound out words. I attended the annual Young Authors Conference several times in elementary school. I startled journaling when I was 11. I started blogging after I lost my daughter. Writing has always been a big part of my life.

Now for some random fun:

Music is quite simply my obsession. I can never get enough of it. My absolute all-time favorite band is Anberlin, but my favorite current band is LANY. They're followed closely by Sleeping At Last & The 1975. Some other favorites are Bright Bones (my brothers!), FOXKEEPER (Daniel's brother!), Anchor & Braille, Tyler Hilton, Michael Jackson, Andrew Belle, James Bay, Walk the Moon...Okay, I'll stop before this gets out of hand.

I enjoy photography and consider myself a shutterbug.

I love to read. My favorite book is The Orphaned Anythings by Stephen Christian. I also love The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon, The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp, and The House by Christina Lauren. Other authors I enjoy are Colleen Hoover, Jenny Bravo, Katie Cotugno, and Morgan Matson.

I love watching movies. My favorite is Mountain Men, followed by Forgetting Sarah MarshallJust Friends, 17 Again, and I Love You, Man.

My favorite show is Criminal Minds. I also love Bates Motel and This is Us...And I will always love The Vampire Diaries, Blood & Oil, The Office, Friday Night Lights, Gossip Girl, Parks & Recreation, and One Tree Hill.

I am not ashamed to admit that I have a huge crush on Chace Crawford. And Matthew Gray Gubler. I'm also a big fan of Taylor Kitsch. I think you're never too old to do a little fangirling. ;)

I adore fall, although Florida fails miserably at it! I've only seen those glorious colored leaves once in my life, on a trip to Pennsylvania in 2010 (hence the cover of Still the Song).

I love Mountain Dew. To no end.

I would be glad to survive on nothing but Mexican food. Greek is a close second.

Aqua and mint are my favorite colors.

We have a pug named Crawford (I know, I know...).

I have five tattoos...and I want several more.

I have a fascination with abandoned places.

I love old houses and I need one.

I like cemeteries (Is that weird?).

I want a Mini Cooper.

I started writing letters to my future husband when I was 17. I gave them to him the night before our wedding. And he gave me a necklace he made for his future wife when he was 14! How cute is that?

I'm a chronic night owl.

The first concert I ever attended was the Newsboys in 1998. Followed by an 'NSync concert just a couple weeks later. I'm not ashamed of this.

My first celebrity crush was Joe McIntyre of New Kids on the Block when I was 6. I still have the Barbie doll of him.

I used to collect trolls (I still have all of them).

I don't care for sports now, but I played soccer, softball, and powderpuff football when I was a kid.

I have never been pulled over.

I really like tether ball.

Target is my favorite store. Sometimes I live there.

I was a nanny twice. And a preschool teacher twice. And a cashier at a carwash twice.

I have a ridiculous memory. I remember the birthdays of people I knew in middle school. Why??

I'm very nostalgic.

Sometimes I like lists.