Press Release


February 5, 2017 | Loveland, CO

Ascend Through the Darkness is her first novel in The Angelic Divide Trilogy Series

Teen Author Wins Award


Local teen author Nicole L. Standiford has an award in the prestigious Scholastic Art and Writing Awards of 2017 for her first novel, Ascend Through the Darkness.  Nicole began writing her first novel when she was just fifteen years old, winning this award testifies to her creative writing abilities.  She has also released her second novel, Lingering Shadow of Darkness.  Both books are available on Amazon.

Nicole is a senior at Loveland High School, and has a passion for writing.  A very young writer at only 18 years old her novels are well crafted stories that engage the reader as the pages fly by.  The trilogy centers on Adelaide, a teenager that live in a society of Nephilim in a world where Demons roam while humans are unaware.  The Society Adelaide call home has secrets yet to unfold, secrets of great danger.  As Adelaide deals with inner struggles she finds what seem to be mundane teenage problems are actually much darker and more complex.  She must decide for herself what defines right and wrong and in doing so she will find there is light and dark in everyone, even herself.  Readers of her books have truly been impressed with her work.



Nicole L. Standiford, Author

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. You can see her work on Amazon as well as her website:



Contact:  Nicole Standiford, Greymark Publishing, email: