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Nicole Janeen Jones

Seattle, Washington, United States

Nicole Janeen Jones is orignally from Richland Center, Wisconsin. She graduated from the University of WisconsinóLa Crosse in December 1996 with a bachelor's degree in English and psychology. After working as a preschool teacher in a daycare center, she packed up all her belongs and followed I-90 to Seattle.

For most of the time that she has lived in the Pacific Northwest, she has worked as a contractor at Microsoft, working on two releases of the Encarta product and the Microsoft Developers Network (MSDN). She also worked in the Bellevue Community College's writing lab, wrote a children's book review column for The Seattle Press, and worked on several freelance writing and editing projects including creating the style guide used by the Seattle Writergrrls organization.

Nicole has had several poems, short stories, and essays published. Some of the journals include Echoes, Ebbing Tide, Liar Lyre Literary Review, Talers Tales, and the Seattle Writergrrls Zine. In 1999 she won first place in the Eastside Writers Association Poetry Contest.

Besides writing, Nicole enjoys a variety of creative endeavors: producing Web pages, playing flute, dancing, improv comedy, and crocheting. Often she can be found at the Triple J Cafe in Kirkland huddled over a writing journal and sipping a mug filled with caramel latte; she likes her coffee not to taste like coffee.

Interests: writing, reading, music, Web development, crocheting, improv comedy

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • Promises
  • Child Dreams
  • Nonfiction

  • Creative Technical Writing
  • Producing Downtime
  • Public Poet: A Surprising Desire to Read
  • Poetry

  • Unknown
  • Fascination
  • Why Did the White Girl Cross the Road?
  • A Change of Clothes