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Nicole Blades

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, Women’s Health, Cosmopolitan, Health, WashingtonPost.com, MarieClaire.com, and more. Her three novels, Have You Met Nora?The Thunder Beneath Us, and Earth's Waters, are available wherever books are sold. Nicole has also been a panelist, presenter, and keynote speaker at conferences such as Massachusetts Conference for Women; The Muse & the Marketplace; Mom 2.0 Summit; Well-Read Black Girl Festival; Writer's Digest Conference, Surrey International Writers' Conference, and the 2019 Women’s Fiction Writers Association Retreat. She is a mentor for The Village for Families and Children in Connecticut, and a NASM-Certified Personal Trainer. Follow her on social media, and find out more on her website: NicoleBlades.com.