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Nicole Haddow grew up in Melbourne in the 1980s, and embraced the decade's finest elements: jazz ballet, big hair, rollerskating and pop cassettes.  Her passion for pop culture would later inspire much of her writing, but before she turned her hand to scribe life, Nicole got some life experience under her belt. She spent time living in Switzerland and has also ventured to India and New York.

After completing her arts degree, she worked for some Melbourne-based media companies, then headed for a stint in Sydney where she rode the wild freelance rollercoaster. Nicole's writing has been published in magazines including Cleo, Madison, Sunday Life and more. She penned articles about her romantic escapades and wondered if she had enough in her for an entire novel. It turns out that she did.

While freelancing, Nicole landed a gig writing website content for The X Factor after responding to a tweet posted by the show's digital director. She embraced the lights and action wholeheartedly. Both magazines and television provided her with more joy and inspiration than she could ever have imagined.

These days she's back in Melbourne and is usually found lurking behind a screen punching out the odd freelance feature, copywriting, writing fiction or tweeting at @nicolehaddow. She still busts out her jazz hands and 80s pop music, too. 

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