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Nicole Blades


Nicole Blades is a novelist and freelance journalist who has been putting her stories on paper since the third grade. Born and raised in Montreal, 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 work has appeared in The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Women’s Health, Good Housekeeping, WashingtonPost.com, MarieClaire.com, SELF, Health, and BuzzFeed. Her next book, Have You Met Nora?, will be released November 2017, and her latest novel, The Thunder Beneath Us, is available now. Listen to her new podcast, "Hey, Sis!," about women finding their focus and place in business, art, culture, and life.

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