Nicole Zelniker is the author of several books as well as a journalist. Her most recent book, Until We Fall, was a finalist for the Forward Indie Book Awards. She graduated from the Columbia Journalism School in 2018 and has written for multiple publications, including USA Today, The Pulitzer Prizes, Capital & Main, New Voices, and Yes! Weekly, among others.

Nicole has published several short stories in literary journals: Last Dance (The Hungry Chimera),  Lucky (Fixional), Dress Rehearsal (littledeathlit), Snap (The Nassau Review), Hands (Newtown Literary and Ginosko Literary under the title Breathe), Atlanta (New Reader Magazine), and Mother’s Day (Peregrine). She has been published in several anthologies, including Nothing Without Us, 101 Proof Horror, Signs of Life, Mood Reader, and SATURNALIA, the last of which is online. Nicole won the Rachel Lindner Leahy Award in 2017 for her creative writing.

She has also had several pieces of poetry published, including Surge (The Greenleaf Review), Cracks in the Sidewalk (Quail Bell Magazine), Grimhilde (Aphelion), The Lake (Sheila-Na-Gig), Night (Gravitas), Ghost Ranch (Thimble), Odocoileus virginianus (The Tiger Moth Review), Pinocchio (Juke Joint), Bath and Scars (Genre: Urban Arts), 11 p.m. and Golden Afternoon (Coffin Bell), and Free Lunch, The Cobra, and The Gift (Fearsome Critters). In 2015, she won the Anthony Abbott Undergraduate Poetry Competition.

Nicole Zelniker in the media:

NBC: “‘You are more than your mental illness‘” by Marguerite Ward, October 2018

I’m Trying!: “Nicole Zelniker Gets Stupefied by Margaret Atwood” by Jacob Derwin and Jhanelle Dennis, March 2019

The Nasiona: “Mixed-Race Families: A Conversation with Nicole Zelniker” by Julián Esteban Torres López, April 2019

The Rivertowns Enterprise: “Ardsley HS alum pens book about mixed-race families” by Kris DiLorenzo, April 2019

The Nasiona: “Transracial Adoption” by Julián Esteban Torres López, April 2019

From Newtown Literary: “From a Newtown Literary contributor: Nicole Zelniker” by Newtown Literary, June 2019

Nothing Without Us: “NWU Author Interview: Nicole Zelniker” by Cait Gordon, July 2019

Who Knows?: “‘Writing and Authorship’ with Nicole Zelniker” by Taylor Dankovich, February 2020

The Nasiona: “Round-Table Discussion on Race” by Julián Esteban Torres López, March 2020

A Spoonie Authors Podcast: “Managing Mental Health, Writing, and More with Nicole Zelniker” by Dianna Gunn, October 2020

Natalie’s Little Corner of the World: “Women Who Work: Author Nicole Zelniker” by Natalie Barletta, October 2020

The Creative Imperative: “Nicole Zelniker, writer, weighs in on The Creative Imperative” by Marcia Butler, February 2021

Oh No!: “Literary Nerds” by Anna Campion, February 2021

The Spoonie Authors Network: “Managing Spoons One Year Later: Nicole Zelniker” by Cait Gordon, April 2021

Signs of Life: “Online Event (Part 2) ‘Everything Below The Neck’” by Sara Sasson, August 2021

Work-in-Progress: “TBR: Until We Fall by Nicole Zelniker” by Leslie Pietrzyk, October 2021

Book Q&As: “Q&A with Nicole Zelniker” by Deborah Kalb, October 2021

Forsyth Woman Magazine: “In the Spotlight” by Jen Oleniczak Brown, December 2021

Everyone Loved It But Me: “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” by Lisa Hedger, May 2022

The Keegback: “First Fictional Crush & The Newlywed Game” by The Keeg Show, July 2022