Nicole Jeffords, the daughter of a painter, grew up in New York City. She attended art school in London and New York and also received a Masters in Creative Writing from Boston University. In 1992 her novel, Hearts of Glass, about getting sober in AA, was published by Crown. But she was a painter at heart and after her mother’s death in 2005, she built a studio and began producing dozens and dozens of oil portraits, as well co-authoring and illustrating, High Frequency. Nicole has lived in Austin, TX since 1991.