Graffiti on oil tank: "Live life."
Graffiti in my New England hometown. Photo credit: Nicole St. James

I write about diverse characters, with a literary vein running through my contemporary fiction.

I’ve created this to share the ‘bits of string’ writers are known for gathering: the dangling ends of intriguing plot webs, a desperate character’s unraveling threads…


My next reading will be Saturday 1/4 in Wotton-Under-Edge during their ‘Spring Into Summer‘ event with Wotton’s fantastic Writers’ Group, which has inspired me since I first moved to this country. I’ll be sharing a story about keeping certain tiny, fake-tanned fingers off America’s nuclear button. Come along to hear my cunning plan!

Judges in the National Association of Writers Groups short story competition highly commended my entry, A History of Mattresses. It was inspired by veterans I helped care for in my nursing home job, so I’m especially pleased that those experiences gained some attention.

stroudshortstoriesI recently read my short story, The Apocalypse Alphabet, as part of the latest Stroud Short Stories evening at the Stroud Valleys Artspace. I was doubly proud to lend my story’s title to the event, during which nine other very talented writers read a surprising variety of tales. Here is the video of my reading.