Speaker Intro

Nicole L. Standiford has been awarded a 2017 Scholastic Art and Writing Award for her first novel, Ascend Through the Darkness.  She wrote this novel when she was just 15 years old.  She has published two more novels, Lingering Shadow of Darkness and  Rise Out of Darkness.  Together these three novels complete the Angelic Divide Trilogy.  Nicole’s gifted creativity and story telling grow even stronger with each novel she writes.  She also has the beginnings for her next series in the works.  Look for her novels on Amazon.

Nicole is currently a junior at Colorado State University, majoring in Computer Science with Honors and Pre-Med.  She is enjoying college and learning more about her passion, creative writing as well.  She spends her free time reading, writing, and drawing.