Nichole Bernier is author of the novel THE UNFINISHED WORK OF ELIZABETH D. (Crown/Random House), a finalist for the 2012 New England Independent Booksellers Association fiction award. A Contributing Editor for Conde Nast Traveler for 14 years, she has also written for publications including Psychology Today, Salon, The Millions, and Post Road Literary Magazine. She is a founder of the literary blog Beyond the Margins, and can be found online at