Nicole Brooks is a writer and editor in Indiana. She has lived and studied in East Texas; Seattle; Chicagoland; and the Florida Panhandle. She's been a barista, bookseller, waitress, radio program producer, a choreographer, and a screener for Austin Film Festival shorts.
Nicole holds a BA in Dance Pedagogy from Butler University in Indianapolis; a BA in English from Purdue University; and a master’s degree in journalism from Indiana University. A decade after earning her master's she went back to Butler for an MFA in poetry. She served as poetry editor of Booth.
After years as a newspaper reporter and editor -- covering crime, local government, education, and the arts -- she turned to marketing. Nicole works in communications at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., and lives in Lafayette with her husband and daughter.