Nicole Castroman was born and raised in Utah. She traveled to Europe for the first time when she was thirteen and has loved traveling ever since. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in German and has lived in both Austria and Germany. She now lives in Georgia with her husband and two children.
Her debut YA novel BLACKHEARTS (Simon Pulse, 2016) is inspired by the tale of Blackbeard. It’s the story of a forbidden romance between a servant girl desperate for freedom and the master’s son who dreams of a life at sea. But they are caught up in something bigger than their circumstances: a love that changes the course of history.
Nicole is a Sweet Sixteens co-coordinator of Advance Reading Copy (ARC) Tours, making sure that Sweet Sixteen ARCs get passed among the membership for advanced reading and sharing.
- Her favorite book growing up: LITTLE WOMEN by Louisa May Alcott
- Childhood aspiration: Writer
- Favorite time of day/place to write: In the morning when the kids first go to school and the house is quiet
- Book currently reading/most recently read: GRAVE MERCY by Robin LaFevers
- Favorite things to do (other than reading): Spending time with her family, traveling and learning the history of new places
- Favorite sports teams: German National Soccer Team & BYU teams
- Surprising personal fact: Years ago she and her twin sister were on the Maury Povich show for twin makeovers (No, they didn’t get to keep the clothes!)
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