About Me



Nicole is an award winning photographer, retoucher, and writer who now lives in New York City after growing up in Northern California. She manages photography post production at NBCUniversal, working on USA Network, Syfy and Bravo. Nicole’s photography has graced the covers of books internationally and has been featured in shows throughout the city. Nicole is an animal lover, avid book reader and horror movie junkie. Her love of the macabre led her to write Past This Point, an apocalyptic women’s fiction novel.






Karis Hylen has been through the New York City dating wringer. After years of failed relationships, she abandons her social life and whittles her days down to work and spending time with her dog, Zeke. Her self-imposed exile ends up saving her life when an untreatable virus sweeps the east coast, killing millions.

Alone in her apartment building, Karis survives with only Zeke, phone calls to her mom, and conversations with two young girls living across the courtyard. With the city in a state of martial law, violence and the smell of rotting corpses surround her every day. But her biggest enemy is her own mind. As cabin fever sets in, vivid hallucinations make her question her sanity.

In addition to her dwindling food and water stash, Karis must now struggle to keep her mind in check. When a mysterious man enters the scene, she hopes she can convince him to help her make it to the quarantine border. With the world crumbling around her, Karis discovers her inner strength but may find that she needs people after all.

Available from these stores in e-book format, coming soon in paperback.







*Praise for Past This Point*

“The best book I have read in a long, long time.” – Steve Quade, Editorial Reviewer

“Engaging and profoundly riveting.” – R.C. Gibson, Editorial Reviewer

“A truly believable and relatable female protagonist.” – Jordan Ehmann, Editorial Reviewer

“The author’s tense suspense scenes and haunting prose…succeed in conjuring a world of claustrophobic menace.” – Kirkus Reviews

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You can find Nicole’s articles about photography here at JPGMag.com










You can find Nicole’s short story ‘Wink’ published in three parts in the literary magazine “This is Terrible…Keep Going” here







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