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1NicoleMiller2012Community Champion @ Buffer. Writer. Horse nut. History buff. Urban homesteader…and former rodeo queen.

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I served as the editor in chief of the student newspaper and magazine at Western Washington University, where I graduated with my journalism degree and was named the Outstanding Graduate of 2008.

I have freelanced for various local and national publications such as the Northwest Horse Source, the Bellingham Herald, Whatcom Magazine, Holistic Horse. In 2007, I won the national Student Award from the American Horse Publications and also placed in the Society of Professional Journalist’s Mark of Excellence competition. I placed again in the SPJ Mark of Excellence competition in 2008 and placed first in my category for the American Horse Publications.

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I’m honored to build connections with the community of Buffer as their community champion. Seriously, can’t recommend this tool enough. It’s my go-to!

I completed my first novel in the sixth grade and never quit. At the same time, I began riding, training and showing Arabian horses throughout the Pacific Northwest.

See a blog about the horse story that sparked one of my novel ideas: Wirez II. I’m also a volunteer with the Clark County Fair Court and other local rodeo queens. Read about my time as a rodeo queen in this blog!

I live with my husband, two dogs, 13 chickens, 4 ducks and one horse in Portland, Ore. I’m a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, Oregon Christian Writers and the ACFW Portland Christian Writers.

Read more “about me” in these blog posts.

I’ve done some freelance graphic design and website design work — you can find more about that here. I’m not currently taking on any clients right now, but feel free to contact me if you want a referral to someone who might be able to help you with your marketing or website needs. 🙂

I also have the privilege of serving as the head of marketing for Ashberry Lane. If you’re writing a book and finding a hard time getting noticed at a large publishing house, give us a look.

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Photos by Ashlee Murr