I Tried a Runcation. June 2017
Just get through Mile One. This is what I tell myself whenever I head off on a run and feel tempted to turn right back around. Click here to read more.
New York Times Opinion: Help! It’s Wear Your Teacher’s Favorite Color Day May 2017
We were just a few strides short of the finish line when I dropped the baton. But the baton was actually a purple T-shirt, and the race was the daily contest known as Getting This Child on the School Bus On Time. Click here to read more.
Am I Allowed To Like Anything? Episode 50 May 2017
Nicole and host Darian talk about, cultural moments in the media industry, the writing process, Big Little Lies and more. Click here to listen.
Interview on Sheer Hubris May 2017
Sandra Hutchison interviews Nicole on her journey from an indie to a traditionally published author. Click here to read more.
WRBG Book Club: "Have You Met Nora?" Cover Reveal March 2017
She’s blossomed from wealthy surgeon’s beautiful daughter to elegant socialite to being the top fashion stylist in the country. And Nora Mackenzie is only days away from marrying into one of New York’s richest, most powerful families. But her fairy tale rise is rooted in an incredible deception... Click here to read more.
"Bad Girls" by Nicole Blades March 2017
Nicole writes about the appeal (and lack thereof) of mean female main characters. How do you make a good "bad" character? Click here to read more.
One Bad Mother Episode 194 March 2017
This week on One Bad Mother, Biz is joined by guest host Nicole Blades to wonder if we HAVE to like our kid's friends. Plus Nicole admits to the goldfish swap, Biz feels beat up and we talk to Theresa who questions the sustainability of parenting. Click here to listen.
Nicole Blades’ Three Bookish Thoughts February 2017
Three Bookish Thoughts is a My Jamaican Vignettes series where authors are invited to share their thoughts on books. Each feature the writer is asked three simple questions, ranging from currently reading lists, favorite authors, book inspirations, and book adaptations. Click here to read more.
Woke Brunch: Nicole Blades Is In The Building January 2017
Join Liz & her guest; author Nicole Blades, while they discuss the New Year, white nonsense and Nicole’s latest book The Thunder Beneath Us. Click here to listen.
Breaking the Binaries: "The Thunder Beneath Us January 2017
Nicole Blades' second novel, The Thunder Beneath Us, centers and elevates Black female life while remaining authentic to the experiences of ordinary Black girls. Click here to read more.
There Wee Read Review: The Thunder Beneath Us January 2017
To the world, Best Lightburn is a talented writer rising up the masthead at international style magazine James, girlfriend of a gorgeous up-and-coming actor, and friend to New York City’s fabulous. Click here to read more.
My Brown Baby Spotlight: The Thunder Beneath Us December 2016
Best Lightburn is this quick-witted, headstrong, remarkable young woman. But she’s also broken. She’s wounded, in a deep way. Click here to read more.
Nicole Blades Participates In Book Signing At West Hartford Public Library December 2016
Ten years ago, on Christmas Eve, Best and her two older brothers took a shortcut over a frozen lake. When the ice cracked, all three went in. Only Best came out. Click here to read more.
Breakfast Television Segment: Nicole Blades November 2016
Born and raised in Montreal, Nicole Blades moved to New York City to launch her journalism career. She's back in town with a new novel called "The Thunder Beneath Us." Click here to watch more.
This Week for Dinner Podcast #46: Nicole Blades and Her Caribbean Coconut Sweet Bread Recipe November 2016
We’re kicking off the second season with a really lovely interview with author Nicole Blades. Click here to listen.
Writer's Bone Episode 154: Author Nicole Blades November 2016
Nicole Blades, author of The Thunder Beneath Us and Earth’s Waters, talks to Daniel Ford about her lifelong love of reading and writing, how she developed the character Best Lightburn, and why writers need to use their own voices to write the stories they would want to read. Click here to listen.
Harlequin Junkie Spotlight: The Thunder Beneath Us November 2016
THE THUNDER BENEATH US is about a young woman living a life that seems equal parts flawless and fabulous. Click here to read more.
Author Nicole Blades Doesn’t Feel Constrained by the Women’s Fiction Label October 2016
When it comes to writing advice, I tend to think simple is best because it’s the most direct and the most useful, the kind of advice that doesn’t wrap us up in trying to figure it out, leaving us time for, you know, writing. Click here to read more.
West Hartford Life October 2016
Nicole Blades is a writer. It has taken her a long time to come to terms with her profession... Click here to read more.
The Mixed Experience October 2016
I loved talking with writer Nicole Blades about her novel, The Thunder Beneath Us which is on bookshelves this month! Don’t miss this interview. Click here to listen.
SheKnows Interview, The Thunder Beneath Us March 2016
Are the events of our past forever fault lines in our future? In Nicole Blades' new book, The Thunder Beneath Us (Kensington, Fall 2016), she chronicles the life of Best Lightburn, a young woman with a charmed life who harbors a painful past that she has tried to deny. Click here to read more.
Tales From Another Mother Runner March 2015
To celebrate our first four stops on the Tales From Another Mother Runner Tour (#TAMRTour for short...TAMR rhymes with BAMR, btw), we're going to profile four essayists on the East Coast who are going to be celebrating with us in person. Click here to listen.
"How Cute! Is He Yours?" The Longest Shortest Time March 2014
After a lot of silent outrage, Nicole finally came up with the perfect quippy comeback to "Is he yours?" But would it work? Click here to listen.