About The author


Photo Credit:  Jodi Rae Photography 

Nicole L. Standiford is an amazing author and winner of a 2017 Scholastic Art and Writing Award. Starting at just 15 years old, “Ascend Through the Darkness” was her first novel. She went on to complete “The Angelic Divide Trilogy” with her second and third novels, “Lingering Shadow of Darkness” and “Rise out of Darkness” in the following years.  

The first installment of the “Fracturing Dark” series, “The Dawn” debuted at the 2019 Denver Pop Culture Con where it had a great reception.  All of Nicole’s books are available on Amazon.

2017 Recipient

From Nicole’s Desk:

June 3, 1019

Had a great time at Denver Pop Culture Con!  Met a lot of great people.  I truly hope everyone who purchased my books enjoys my stories.  Thank you for the great interview Jennifer Hanes! Here is a few fun pictures from the show:

November 12, 2018

Had a fun time at the Author’s Showcase!  Thanks to everyone who stopped by my booth.

October 30, 2018

Happy Halloween (almost!)  My new series is coming along nicely, I’m excited to have the cover art  for the first book complete.

I will be at the Fourth Local Author’s Showcase in Loveland on November 10th.  Hope to see you there!

October 12, 2017

Happy October!  The complete trilogy is released on Amazon, All three books as well as the complete Trilogy under one cover.  I have had the privilege of attending two local events –  2017 Fort Collins Comic Con in August and the Third Local Author’s Showcase in Loveland on October 7th. Thank you to Caroline Hilligoss and all of the library staff and volunteers for setting up this event.   Thank you so much to everyone that stopped by my booths and purchased books, it is so uplifting to get to hear from  readers that  enjoyed my books.

August 8, 2017

It’s Here!  The proof for Rise Out of Darkness has arrived.  Can’t wait to see it on Amazon next week!

Some other great news too – I will be at Fort Collins, CO ComicCon on August 26th and 27th with my new book, I’m listed under Greymark Publishing.  Hope to see you there – It should be a lot of fun.  https://fococomiccon.com/

Looking forward, I will also be at the Third Annual Author’s Showcase at the Loveland Public Library being held October 7th as well.

February 5, 2017

Awesome news – I was just informed I am a recipient of a 2017 Scholastic Art and Writing Award for my first novel, Ascend Through the Darkness. This is a huge honor for me.  Special thanks  to Lee Freeman for his valuable assistance in submission for this award.

I am working on the final novel of the trilogy, my goal is to release it in the summer of 2017.

November 13, 2016

I had a great time at the Author’s Showcase yesterday!  Thank you to everyone who came by to visit!  I was able to collect donations for the McKee Foundation in support of the Sunshine Cart, and even got to meet the person who originated it.  If you still want to donate, let me know.

October 24, 2016

Fall is flying by!  Lingering shadow of Darkness is now fully released on Amazon.  Also, you can check out my new author page  here.  I am looking forward to the Author’s Showcase on November 12th, stop by if you can and say hi.

A portion of the proceeds from each book sale at the showcase will be donated to the McKee Foundation in support of the Sunshine Cart, which provides personal care items for patients in the hospital, hopefully making their stay a little brighter.

The last book in the series is now underway… back to writing!

August 24, 2016

I’m excited to be participating in the Second Annual Author’s Showcase! Hope I can see some of you there.


August, 18, 2016

The proof is back!!! So exciting to hold a copy of “Lingering Shadow of Darkness”!  Just a few edits and it will be published on Amazon.


July 22, 2016

Exciting news!  The manuscript is complete and off to the editors desk.  Just finished the cover art and am excited to release Lingering Shadow of Darkness very soon!

May 15, 2016

Thank you to krfc88.9 and Richard Keller  https://www.facebook.com/woodenpantspub) for having me as a guest on “Between the Pages”, it was a great experience!  “Lingering Shadow of Darkness” is close to completion, look for it this summer.

Radio NicoleKRFC 88.9 FM

January 21, 2016

Good News! Ascend Through the Darkness is now available to check out at the Loveland Public Library.

Also, I wanted to share with you I have now sold books in Australia and Germany – pretty exciting!

I am working hard on completing the second novel of the trilogy, Lingering Shadow of Darkness, so back to writing!

November 7,2015

I was very fortunate to be a part of the Loveland Public Library’s first Author Showcase, organized Caroline Hilligoss and the Loveland Public Library.  Thank you for all of your work in putting this together!  It was an exciting day, where I met many awesome writers and readers.  Thank you to everyone who purchased a book or took the time to stop at my table and chat!  Here are a couple of photos from the event:


I hope each person that took home a copy of “Ascend Through the Darkness” truly enjoys reading the story as much as I enjoyed writing it.  Now back to working on “Lingering Shadow of Darkness”…



  • Hi, Nicole. I met you at the Loveland Author’s Fair and discussed my role as a host of a bi-weekly literary talk show. I’d like to invite you to appear on the show, recorded at the KRFC studios, sometime in April or May. It takes place live at 6 pm on Sundays. Please let me know at the address below. I’d also like to discuss some marketing options I offer through my own company. Thanks.

  • Terry Crowley says:

    Hi Nicole.

    We met at the Loveland Authors Fair. I have a weekly writers group in Loveland that has met for the last six years. I am putting together some authors forums on the third thursday of the month this year, depending on writer availability.

    It looks like you are very busy but would you still be interested in talking with aspiring writers about your project, finishing your book, editing, getting published, etc…

    We would meet at the Perkins at 6020 Stallion Dr, Loveland, CO 80538. It has a meeting room that would accomodate as many as 30 people so I am looking to have a big audience.

    The event would run from 6:30 – 9 pm if that works for you.

    Are you available for February or March?

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