Niki Breeser Tschirgi is a stay-at-home mom who resides in Spokane, Washington, with her husband, Matt; six adopted children (four boys still at home, ages eleven through sixteen); and Moose, her standard poodle. She discovered her love for writing in the seventh grade and studied creative writing at the University of Idaho. Niki wrote for Blindigo online magazine while living in Houston, Texas, and over the years has published several blogs, including “The Stars Are Bright—How a Northern Girl Became a Southern Woman and Everything In-Between” and “Rock a Child’s World,” a blog that raised awareness for adoption in Texas. Niki’s first book, Growing up Alaska is a memoir about her crazy, freezing childhood in the interior of Alaska. Niki’s second book, Stretch-mark My Heart, shares her family’s adoption journey through the US foster care system.
When she isn’t writing, doing laundry, loading dishes, or sweeping the floor, Niki can be found reading, practicing yoga, or paddleboarding with her kids. To connect with Niki, follow her on Facebook (www.facebook.com/niki.tschirgi) or Twitter (@nikitschirgi).
About the Book Stretch-mark My Heart Beginning with infertility and one couple’s struggle with building their family, Stretch-mark My Heart dives headlong into the fragmented world of the US foster care system. Following the adoption journey of Matt and Niki Tschirgi (pronounced Sure-Gee), this book lays the groundwork from start to finish regarding what it… [Read More]
About the Book: Growing up Alaska Beginning with a family move to Alaska in March of 1982, Growing up Alaska follows the memories of Niki as she settles down and lives in the small town of Tok (pronounced Toke), Alaska, located ninety miles from the Canadian border in the interior of the state. From daily… [Read More]
I am so excited to announce that my upcoming book, “Stretch-mark My Heart”, has been selected for the Dog Ear Publishing Award of Literary Excellence.
“I give Stretch Mark My Heart 5 stars. It’s incredibly touching, and I was alternately amazed and in (happy) tears while reading of the Tschirgis’ s experiences as they continually asked for…[Read more]