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I write books for middle grade and young adult readers, and I read absolutely everything. You are as likely to see me curled up on the sofa reading a biography about physicist Richard Feynman as reading a book by Terry Pratchett, Alice Hoffman, or Kate DiCamillo. I'm working on a time travel series for middle grade readers right now. I can't wait to reveal the family secrets that have been kept for generations in small town Dorset, Vermont.

In 2012, I earned my MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Currently I teach writing workshops at the Highlights Foundation in Honesdale, Pennsylvania. I helped start-up and was the Chief Technology Officer of Figment.com, a website for teens interested in reading and writing young adult fiction, which sold to Random House in 2013. My short story The Weeping Beech can be found in Chester County Fiction by Oermead Press. Find me on Twitter @nicoleva

Portrait Photography courtesy of Nina Pomeroy Photography

 
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I write about the things that fill me with wonder, the times where science falls short of explanation and magic has room to sneak in.

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I write about the things that fill me with wonder, the times where science falls short of explanation and magic has room to sneak in.

Ride


When I was little, every new book was like a portal suddenly open in my bedroom. The doors that never closed came from Roald Dahl, Madeleine L'Engle and Susan Cooper.

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When I was little, every new book was like a portal suddenly open in my bedroom. The doors that never closed came from Roald Dahl, Madeleine L'Engle and Susan Cooper.

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I love stories that point out exactly where the natural world and the magical world overlap.

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I love stories that point out exactly where the natural world and the magical world overlap.