Soft-spoken, creative soul. Word painter. Willing observer. Poet, writer, editor. Lover of simple comforts.
Charlotte Louise Nystrom is a creative writer and poet from the rocky coast of Maine. When she isn't writing or reading, Charlotte enjoys quiet pastimes — painting, yoga, hiking and climbing mountains, camping, drinking too much coffee and discovering new music.
Charlotte strives to capture words that make the world a little softer by celebrating its beauty and bridging connections. She is excited to share her poetry through a debut chapbook titled Falling Skies. This short yet powerful collection attempts to capture the electric charge of the hard moments — the ones where we find ourselves falling.
You may also explore her visceral, visual wordplay in Word Paintings, a fresh poetry collection co-written with author Larry Yoke.
Charlotte's flash fiction, short stories and poetry also appear in Portland Monthly, Christine Hamlett’s Unfinished Chapters, Finding Mr. Right Anthologies, Dreamers Creative Writing Magazine, Maine’s Best Emerging Poets 2019, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grieving, Loss and Healing (2022), and Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Advice That Changed My Life (2023). Her poetry has garnered awards including first place in the Dream Quest One competition.
Charlotte is also a prolific ghostwriter, preparing to take a more worldly form. Watch for her debut novel, Layla the Revolutionary. A captivating adventure featuring an unlikely heroine from a profound turning point in American History.
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