Nicole Blades is a novelist, speaker, 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 latest book, HAVE YOU MET NORA?, is out now. And her previous novels, THE THUNDER BENEATH US (Kensington, 2016) and EARTH'S WATERS (DC Books, 2007), are available 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.