Nikki Stern writes with what NPR host Kurt Andersen has described as “even-keeled grace, tolerance and common sense.” Her first book, Because I Say So (Bascom Hill, 2010), details her experiences as a 9/11 widow in the context of our culture’s belief in unequivocal moral certainty. Hope in Small Doses (Humanist Press, 2012) recommends a version of hope that thrives in times of uncertainty. Nikki also contributed essays to Beyond Zuccotti Park (New Village Press, 2013) and Global Chorus (Rocky Mountain Press, October, 2014).
She shares author credit with David Landau on a series of interactive musical murder mysteries, published by Samuel French. Several of her short stories have appeared in US 1 Magazine’s “Summer Fiction Issue” and in the online literary magazine, Fictionique.
Nikki’s essays have appeared in the New York Times, Newsweek, USA Today, Humanist Magazine, Princeton Magazine, and online at Salon, TruthOut, and Talking Writing. She has been a guest on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and CBS “Sunday Morning,” among others.
An experienced public speaker, Nikki is a member of the Center for Inquiry’s Speakers’ Bureau and a frequent presenter.
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