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Nikki Stern

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Nikki Stern has authored two non-fiction books. BECAUSE I SAY SO: MORAL AUTHORITY'S DANGEROUS APPEAL details her experiences as a 9/11 widow in the context of our culture’s attraction to moral certainty. HOPE IN SMALL DOSES, which Psychology Today has termed "an intelligent book," explores the possibility of hope that thrives in times of uncertainty. Nikki's essays also appear in BEYOND ZUCCOTTI PARK (New Village Press) and GLOBAL CHORUS (Rocky Mountain Books). Her suspense novella, DON'T MOVE, is available exclusively on Kindle.

She has written for the New York Times, Newsweek, USA Today and Humanist Magazine, Princeton Magazine and has been a guest on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and CBS “Sunday Morning,” among others.




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Nikki Stern Exercise, for one thing. I get up, walk away from the computer, stretch or take my dog outside. If it's a real problem, I'll start another project,…moreExercise, for one thing. I get up, walk away from the computer, stretch or take my dog outside. If it's a real problem, I'll start another project, say a blog post or a short story. Short stories are terrific for shaking loose the cobwebs. Sometimes I'll work on character descriptions--a paragraph for each major character. That often gives me insight. Or I'll stick the character in my story in a completely unrelated situation and write a couple hundred words in their "voice." If nothing's is coming, I'll look at online writing sites that offer prompts. Or I'll try a trick I learned in a workshop: write a story in which each of your sentences has only X number of words. The point is; I write.(less)
Nikki Stern Being in someone else's head. The lead character in my new novella worked for thirty years as a paid assassin. Nothing about her upbringing or her…moreBeing in someone else's head. The lead character in my new novella worked for thirty years as a paid assassin. Nothing about her upbringing or her life resembles mine except the time frame in which she grew up. I wrote a story in which the lead character is an artificial intelligence and another in which a pre-teen with a sociopathic streak is featured. I even got inside the head of a horse for one piece of writing. It's a blast!(less)
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"Terrific can't-put-down thriller with fabulous characters who come to life as the story unfolds. Be careful though if you read it on your morning commute. I almost missed my stop! Highly recommended. This one delivers."
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This book has easily catapulted into my most influential books list (assuming I have one). Rich in period detail, panoramic In scope, brave, carefully researched and inventively imaginative, Gilbert's book reminds me of Anna Paquet and Barbara Kingso ...more
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“Whether we’re the largest, smallest, most or least significant thing in the universe makes for a marvelous late-night discussion. It’s not relevant to how we live in the here and now. We need to look around, take measure of ourselves, and decide what we can do and how much of it we do to improve our lives and the lives of as many others as we can reach.”
Nikki Stern, Hope In Small Doses

“For every summons to a shining city on the hill or a promise of change we can believe in, we are presented with hundreds of examples of mudslinging and appeals to mob mentality. Rudeness is recast as honesty, greed is presented as ambition, and lines in the sand blur and move.”
Nikki Stern, Hope In Small Doses

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