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, a Target Emerging Author selection, 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. She received her master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where she received the school's award for literary journalism, and has written for publications including Psychology Today, Elle, Self, Health, Men's Journal, Salon, The Millions, and Post Road Literary Magazine.  

After she married and moved to Boston, she joined Boston Magazine as a senior editor, where she wrote an investigative article about environmental toxins in the suburbs that won a City and Regional Magazine Award. She is one of the founders of the literary blog Beyond the Margins, which features daily essays on the craft and business of publishing.

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. She can be found online at nicholebernier.com and on Twitter @nicholebernier.