Nicole D. Collier grew up in Atlanta, GA, the child of an accountant and a public school librarian. She taught fourth grade before becoming an author, strategist and leadership coach. In all of her endeavors, she is most passionate about helping people mine the creativity, wisdom and courage for change.

Nicole’s writing illuminates the challenges and rewards that come from learning to be true to yourself. Her debut middle grade novel, Just Right Jillian (HarperCollins/Versify), has been nominated for several state book awards. It was also named to the Cooperative Children’s Book Center’s and the Bank Street College of Education’s Children’s Book Committee’s best of year lists for 2023.

Her latest novel, The Many Fortunes of Maya (HarperCollins/Versify) has earned starred reviews from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly, and is a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection.

A self-proclaimed ever-victorious woman, Nicole has been known to run, dance, and turn cartwheels on sunny days.

Nicole is available for author visits and interviews. Visit Nicole’s media kit page for bio options and headshots.

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