Nicole Cushing was born in June, 1973 - the youngest of four children. She was raised in rural Maryland. Despite the relative isolation, her hometown was within driving distance to various historical sites related to Edgar Allan Poe. She counts her school field trips to these sites as formative experiences that threw fuel on her already-morbid imagination. She holds degrees in psychology and social work.
Various reviewers have described her work as "brutal", "cerebral", "taboo", "mind-bending" and "outré". She has been touted as "the literary love child of Jack Ketchum and Poppy Z. Brite". Her novella CHILDREN OF NO ONE was nominated for the 2013 Shirley Jackson Award. Her latest release is her debut novel MR. SUICIDE, published by Word Horde. Visit her at www.nicolecushing.com.