Nicole Mabry grew up in Northern California but has lived in Queens for the past 17 years. She went to college at UCLA and Cal State Hayward, graduating with degrees in Art History, Photography and Digital Graphics. Her award-winning photography has graced the covers of books internationally and has been featured in shows throughout the city. After a successful 20-year career in photography, she decided to take a left turn and go from telling a story with an image, to telling a story with words. Nicole’s debut novel, an apocalyptic women’s fiction thriller, was inspired by a dream she had when a real life snow storm shut down all forms of public transportation in the city. PAST THIS POINT tells the story of one woman and her dog fighting to survive during a deadly virus outbreak that renders New York City a ghost town.