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 love Jesus.

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 got married 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. I also love Nightly, Night Traveler, Phangs, The 1975, Tyler Hilton, Michael Jackson, Victors, The Ivy, The Band Camino, Sleeping At Last, Exes, FM-84...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. My favorite author is Colleen Hoover. My favorite books by her are Maybe Someday and Hopeless. I also love The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon, and The House by Christina Lauren.

I love watching movies. My favorite is Mountain Men, followed by Just Friends, Forgetting Sarah Marshall17 Again, and I Love You, Man.

My favorite current shows are In the Dark, Criminal Minds, The Handmaid's Tale, Schitt's Creek, Outlander, and Chicago FireAnd I will always love Eye Candy, 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 Casey Deidrick. I'm also a big fan of Chace Crawford and Matthew Gray Gubler. 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).

Mountain Dew is my favorite drink. And you'll usually catch me ordering an iced mocha latte at every coffee shop.

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

Aqua and mint are my favorite colors, though Jude will tell you it's white.

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

I love antiquing. Older is better.

I collect antique/vintage typewriters.

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 have a Mini Cooper S Countryman as of June 2018! It's so exciting to own my favorite car!

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.

I have never been pulled over.

I really like tetherball.

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.