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About Nicole Aube

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Nicole Aube is a teacher, speaker, photographer, and bestselling author of The Orleans Exodus. Married to her best friend and biggest supporter, Logan, for fourteen years, she's also the proud mom of two biological womb gremlins (Trustan and Lillie Alice), three cats (Luci, Maze, and Bubba), and her eldest fur baby, her beloved dog (Forrest). Driven by a love to travel, Nicole and her family live between New Orleans, Mobile, and Atlanta. Even though she's rarely sitting still, when you can't find her on the road or in her classroom, Nicole is normally on a bench in the French Quarter, a camera in one hand, a pen in the other, and a story in her heart.

Nicole is represented by 48fourteen Publishing.

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If Nicole were given a second lease on life, she would most certainly live in New Orleans. By day, she'd make art, sell it from the wrought iron at Jackson Square, and teach herself the accordion, bagpipes, or some other obscure instrument. By night, she'd walk the broken cobblestone streets, hang out with the local ghosts, and tell their tales on an old typewriter. Life, however, had a different plan, so Nicole writes about her beloved New Orleans in her bestselling young adult series, The Orleans Exodus. Her take of New Orleans is darker, deeper, and more dramatic than the city prides itself on even being now (and she knows that's hard to do), and in her city--Orleans--the Quarter is drowning, and your future awaits on the Ward's dry ground. The first two installments of the series are available now from most major book retailers. 


When you're forbidden to remember, choosing not to forget is the greatest rebellion of all.

Bound to the Flood waters, sixteen-year-old Hilaria McCleod gathers relics from the days when Orleans wasn’t divided in two by the Wall and long before NAP—the Name Acquisition Program—governed her beloved city.


But pieces of a lost past do nothing to satisfy Hilaria’s desire to escape.


Beyond the Wall lies the land of the Named. There, those who have earned their Name and Purpose live in prosperity on coveted dry ground. To earn her place among them, Hilaria makes a deal with an unlikely ally to reveal dark secrets about her own heart and NAP’s true intentions for the future of Orleans. The fate of her city depends on listening to those who cannot be trusted while her own destiny lies in embracing the love of a boy who will drown her yet.

Now is the time—Hilaria will make a Name for herself.


Sometimes the only way out of the flood is into the fire.

Despite the death that surrounds her, Hilaria McCleod is alive. And she remembers everything. But choosing to rebel against the Name Acquisition Program has its consequences.

Anthony remains missing—his body stolen for reasons Hilaria has yet to discover. Dark whispers float throughout Orleans about Ramsey Farreaux’s next move against the defiant Quarters. Job, too, seizes the opportunity to draw Hilaria in one stolen kiss at a time.

On a desperate quest to locate Anthony, Hilaria and Job reenter the nightmare landscape.  There, she must choose what matters most—fighting for the lives of her people or rescuing a boy who doesn’t want to be saved.

In a place where nothing and no one are as they seem, Hilaria dares to rely on the one person who has never failed her:  herself.  Even then, trusting her conscience is the greatest risk of all.

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For years, Nicole owned a successful photography company in South Mississippi, but when her writing picked up, she was convinced she had to pick one passion over another. It didn't take her long to realize just how wrong she was. Now, she's back at it, shooting inspired art photography. Prints are currently available via request until her full shop launches this fall. Until then, enjoy!