About the Author
Nicole Waggoner’s debut novel, Center Ring (She Writes Press, May 2016), focuses on five women trying to find balance in the tightrope act of life. Its characters reflect a poignant image of the daily lives of modern women. An award-winning teacher of upper-level English and Literary Criticism courses, Nicole has workshopped fiction writing and criticism with countless students and received particular acclaim for her intensive study symposiums, including Fitzgerald’s World: A Labyrinth of Gilded Cages, Timed Writing Hacks for Anxious Test Takers, and Essential French for Travel. Nicole lives with her biggest fans — her husband and two children — in Norman, Oklahoma, where she sits on the board of the Cleveland County YMCA and plays an active role with local initiatives supporting literacy, women’s health and the working poor.