Nicole Balsamo is a Creative Writing MFA candidate at the University of Central Florida. She is a fiction writer, and often writes fantasy, science fiction, and supernatural fiction/urban fantasy. She takes an interest in the weird and unknown as a consumer and a creator. The weirder, the better. When not writing, she can be found playing with Luna, her mini Dachshund, replaying Final Fantasy X until the end of time, and being scolded by her boyfriend for pausing television shows and movies to give an unsolicited forty-five minute lecture on the character arc and story progression established in a two-minute scene.