Nicole Blades is a novelist and journalist who has been putting her stories on paper since the third grade. Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, by Caribbean parents, Nicole moved to New York City and launched her journalism career working at Essence magazine. She later co-founded the online magazine SheNetworks, and worked as an editor at ESPN and Women’s Health.
As a freelance journalist, Nicole's articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Women’s Health, MarieClaire.com, WashingtonPost.com, Health, SELF, and BuzzFeed. Her next book, HAVE YOU MET NORA?, will be released October 31, 2017 and her novel, THE THUNDER BENEATH US, is available now wherever books and ebooks are sold. You can hear Nicole on Hey, Sis!, a weekly podcast she co-hosts with her sister about women finding their focus and place in business, art, culture, and life.