Nikki Hopeman still has a trunk full of spiral-bound notebooks of short stories in elementary handwriting. While she’s graduated to using a computer for writing, she still finds files of mysterious information saved for future writing endeavors and she can occasionally remember why she saved them. She sometimes writes mystery and urban fantasy, but her heart is in the deep dark places of horror. Over the years she’s developed a love of photography, an appreciation of really good horror movies, a serious love of Harley Davidson motorcycles, and an addiction to the tattoo needle, not in that order and not necessarily all at the same time.
She earned a Master of Fine Arts in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University in January, 2011 and has presented teaching modules at the In Your Write Mind Writers’ Retreat. She can be found there each June, soaking up the atmosphere and feeding the muse.
When she’s not getting helmet head from riding the Harley or invoking her muse, she enjoys roaming the Pittsburgh area with her husband, two sons, two corgis and one chaotic cat. She can be reached at email@example.com or through her website at http://www.nikkihopeman.com.