Nicole Borgenicht is a children's fiction writer. She recently had a picture book; The Bridge published, along with some other kid's short stories,
which have appeared in The Los Angeles Times Kid's Reading Room section, Stories for Children and LadyBug Flights.
She started writing stories when she was young; however, many were never seen or published. “In high school I was inspired by my teacher Carol de Fritsch. She taught us a lot about character dimensionality and themes. I knew I wanted to be a writer but did not approach the idea as a profession until there was an outbreak of teen violence in America,” shared Borgenicht.
Nicole explained how she picked up the phone, called the United Nations, and asked to write for them. “I was hired to write an article about American teens working in conjunction with the UN for peace.”
Since then she has written poetry and essays, short stories, one act plays or articles for magazines such as Arts and Entertainment Skyline and American Fitness.
Now a published author, Nicole is sharing her love of writing, reading and the importance of culture with children with her latest release, The Kids of Dandelion Township, a chapter book for kids about new friends who in the process of discovering magic together, learn about their similar emotions and different cultures. Each chapter is told all in the context of a child's day; the kids unravel mysteries of A students, and invent ways to be creative while completing their homework assignments. Preparing the way for children to receive magic, the kids of Dandelion Township wish all children will experience it one day.
You can get a sneak peek of the book here.
Borgenicht shared, “There are several different areas of inspiration for my book, The Kids of Dandelion Township. Initially I wrote a short story about three friends, which was published in the Los Angeles Times Kids Reading Room section under the title Jokester. The friends reminded me of my childhood friends and myself; along with original traits in each character.”
Another influence for Nicole was her awareness of many children who undergo many challenges in life, yet have the ability to bounce back and really enjoy their youth moment to moment. “In this book, I’ve designed a few conversations about being kids and having fun!” commented Borgenicht. “In addition, I want to make it easier for children to get through their daily challenges and setbacks by route of a positive direction.”