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Hey there, I'm Nicole!  I'm a renaissance mama who loves to read & write, and is happiest around the table or outside in the sun. 

In addition to the occasional blog post or newsletter, I am querying a YA novel, and beginning to outline another. I may have graduated high school 20 years ago, but I have a deep abiding love for young adult lit.

In a former season, I studied modern languages and literature at Cal Poly SLO and have an M.A. in Spanish linguistics and Latin American literature from CSULB. Now I homeschool part-time, and fill the cracks of my days with some form of the written word or another.

I’ve been married for 16 years, and I have three kiddos, and one labradoodle, named Scully (after Vin Scully, not the X-files). I love a good story, and treasure the gospel as the greatest (true) story ever.

I’ve been blogging for over ten years, which is a long time in blog-years. If you’re looking for my recipes or something that’s not here, it’s probably be over on my lifestyle blog (which is mainly an archive and only occasionally updated), Gidget Goes Home.