Nicole J. Burton is the author of 17 plays, including, Fred and Frieda; Last Call at the Marble Bar; and Starman, Wish Me Luck. Her award-winning dramas and comedies have been produced in theatres and venues as diverse as federal prisons, homeless shelters, and the U.S. Capitol. Her screen treatment for Southwest Remembered, a film about urban renewal in Washington, DC won the CINE Golden Eagle Award for Best Documentary. A reunited adoptee, Nicole's memoir, Swimming Up the Sun, was published by Apippa Publishing in Spring 2008.