author. writer. lover of words.
I'm a Chicago girl, born and bred, who stuck around to raise my family in the heart of the best city in the world. I love this city, but sometimes I wonder why I live somewhere that hurts my face a majority of the year.
I wrote and illustrated my first short story in 4th grade and it was love at first write. I never looked back, dabbling in various types and genres of writing ever since.
I read every single night before bed.
Naps are essential.
Dark chocolate truffles make me weak in the knees.
I can't keep a case of La Croix in my home longer than two days.
Sarcasm, dark humor, and satire are essential to life on this planet.
Writing is the purest form of therapy, I highly recommend it.
If my work connects with even one person and makes their day better, then I've done my job.
Wait, What's My Cred?
I really started working on sharing my writing with a larger audience after my first son was born. I started a mommy blog of sorts. Covering everything from kids to fitness to recipes. VERY original, I know! Oh, I also had a second baby in that window.
WHOA! Now it gets serious. After taking up a job at a neighborhood newspaper and working in a writing capacity at a non-profit, I put article writing at the forefront of my career. Tag on a comms dir job in politics and things were getting polished!
I began expanding my parenting writing by submitting to RedTricycle and felt the rush. There was no looking back. And then in 2018, I started my first novel.
With a book in the works and having moved on from all my writing hustles, I began to push my pieces elsewhere like ScaryMommy and Medium. What's next? Submitting the book to agents and publishers. And focusing on growing my audience, especially on Medium!
© 2020 by nicole vandeboom.