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Nicole Blades

HAVE YOU MET NORA?
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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.

Nicole's articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Women’s Health, Good Housekeeping, WashingtonPost.com, MarieClaire.com, SELF, Health, BuzzFeed, and more. Her latest book, Have You Met Nora?, was released November 2017. Her previous novels, The Thunder Beneath Us and Earth's Waters, are available wherever books are sold. Listen to her weekly podcast, Hey, Sis!, about women finding their focus and place in business, art, culture, and life. Nicole has also been a panelist, presenter, and guest speaker at conferences such as Mom 2.0 Summit, The Muse & the Marketplace, BlogHer, and Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association (CAPA). And she has led workshops at GrubStreet, one of the nation's leading creative writing centers. Nicole lives in Connecticut with her husband and their son. Follower her on social media, and find out more on her website: NicoleBlades.com.