My name is Nicole Melchionda and I am a graduate of Stetson University where I majored in English with a minor in creative writing. There I completed an independent study on gothic poetry with award-winning poet Terri Witek and worked closely with the journalist who founded reality blurred, Andy Dehnart.
During my studies, I wrote for Stetson Today and Stetson Magazine. I got to speak with lots of incredible people, including a neurobiologist who worked for President Obama. I was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, America’s oldest and most prestigious honorary society, and Sigma Tau Delta, an English honorary society.
One of my hobbies is hunting down my favorite writers. So far I’ve met Salman Rushdie, Martin Amis, Jonathan Safran Foer, Richard Dawkins, and Lawrence Krauss. I also started a love project called The Collidescope, which is an online literary magazine that’s home to the subversive/surreal.
My first job after graduating was teaching English in China. Now I’m living my dream as a full-time, freelance content writer, which means I get to travel around the world and bring my office with me.
I couldn’t be happier living each day working so closely with words. Feel free to explore my work and get to know me better. Thanks for stopping by!