Nicole Barrell
writing & tech


About page for Nicole Barrell, author.


This first part might make zero sense if you are not from MA but bear with me: I’m a Harwich Roughrider (the last of our kind) and current South Shore resident in Duxbury.

I write thrillers and suspense (my fancy graduate studies in writing & publishing taught me there is a difference between the two) and now I’m working on a sequel to THE HOLLOW as well as another thriller (about the worst roommate situation ever).

THE HOLLOW was my first novel and one I wrote while battling breast cancer at the tender age of 30. And by battling, I mean, sad and bald and desperate for something else for people to ask me about. It was fitting at the time to write a dark, horror-ish (but sometimes funny) story, though I’ve always been drawn to the dark and nefarious side of most everything. It’s far more interesting.

I’m also a high school English teacher and on the side, I create small business websites after a 10-year-cubicle-dwelling-get-me-out-of-here career in digital marketing/e-commerce.

Phew! Oh, and I hope you enjoy dog pictures.


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