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Nichole Bernier
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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

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Sochi Strays, Facades, and Dire Consequences

(0) Comments | Posted February 18, 2014 | 12:19 PM

I first heard about the stray dogs of Sochi via my twitter stream, when a sweet homeless Shepherd-mix was posted by ABC journalist Matt Gutman. Several days later, U.S. skier Gus Kenworthy posted a photo of the litter he plans to adopt.

Sochi, the world learned, had a...

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Writers In Bed

(1) Comments | Posted December 3, 2013 | 6:06 PM

Last week I tweeted that I'd fallen asleep in school car line, and at the dentist. The outpouring of empathy from overtired authors who'd fallen asleep in wacky places got me thinking: what is it with writers and sleep issues?

I decided to do a survey -- not an anecdotal...

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How Authors Learn Stage Presence

(2) Comments | Posted May 28, 2013 | 2:11 PM

When my first novel came out last summer, I thought I had most of my ducks in a row. I'd arranged a book tour. I'd designed a website, and written magazine articles related to my book.

But there was one area in which I really...

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On Fandom: I Love Your Book, I Love You, We're Soul Sisters, I Hate You

(19) Comments | Posted March 27, 2013 | 10:43 AM

I received an email recently from a woman who liked my novel but took me to task for "breaking the curve" of what's expected of women by writing a novel while mothering five kids. Shortly afterward, another reader suggested that based on my complicated description of motherhood, maybe I shouldn't...

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