ichole is the author of The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D (Crown/Random House, 2012), a novel about two women in the year following the September 11th attacks. It was a finalist for the New England Booksellers fiction award and spent eight weeks on the Boston Globe bestseller list. 

 A Contributing Editor for Conde Nast Traveler for 14 years, Nichole was previously on staff as an editor, columnist, and television spokesperson. After she married and moved to Boston, she joined Boston Magazine as a senior editor, covering lifestyle, business and politics, including a feature on environmental toxins in the suburbs that won a City and Regional Magazine Award.

She received her BA in English from Colgate University, and her MS from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where she received the school's award for literary journalism

Nichole lives outside of Boston with her husband and five children, and is at work on a second novel, as well as a variety of magazine features and manuscript consulting. She can be found online at nicholebernier.com and on Twitter @nicholebernier.