Nicole writes literary fiction and is working on completing her first novel. She writes short stories as well, and her story "Passengers" appeared in Blue Lyra Review. "Place Values" appeared in Chicago Literati. She has her MFA in fiction from Bennington Writing Seminars.

Nicole is a guest host for “Writers on Writing” on KUCI 88.9 FM in Irvine, where authors talk about the art and business of writing and publishing.

Nicole holds a PhD in theoretical linguistics from Rutgers University. She taught linguistics at Rutgers, UCLA, UC Irvine, and Cal State LA. She also plays flute in a community orchestra.