Nicole Panteleakos is a middle grade author represented by Katie Grimm at Don Congdon Associates. As a small child, she was labeled “persnickety” and ‘odd’ for her sensory issues, stimming behavior, and the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder she first displayed back when crawling was her primary mode of transportation. She was expected to ‘grow out of’ this, but as an adult she is still (contentedly!) odd, still stimming, and still struggling through the ups and downs of OCD. She is also heavily immersed in the autism community in a number of ways, including as godmother to three awesome kids on the spectrum.