Nikki Stern has published two non-fiction books. NPR host and author Kurt Andersen describes BECAUSE I SAY SO as embodying “even-keeled grace, tolerance and common sense.” HOPE IN SMALL DOSES is a 2015 Eric Hoffer Montaigne Medal finalist given to non-fiction works that inspire, provoke and redirect thought. Nikki’s essays have appeared in three anthologies and in the New York Times, Newsweek, USA Today and Humanist Magazine. She shares author credit with David Landau on a series of interactive musical murder mysteries, published by Samuel French. Her short stories have appeared with several online literary magazines. THE FORMER ASSASSIN, her first novel, iwill be released in January 2018. Nikki has also completed a hybrid mystery/science fiction novel, the first in a series about an unconventional law officer named Sam Tate.
Susan Foster wants to retire. Her boss wants her dead. After decades as Victor Kemp’s off-the books killer, Suzanne finally quits. Not until five years later does Kemp discover how thoroughly she’s deceived him. Determined to punish her, he tracks her to Wales to watch her die. Instead, he walks into a trap that takes… [Read More]
What is hope? Is it instinctive or learned? Is it necessary or possible? How can a life-long doubter bring it into her life? Armed with questions, author Nikki Stern writes about a journey in search of a hope that will sustain her, especially after losing her husband on 9/11. The certainty-driven hope that insists on… [Read More]
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IndieReader gave me a great review and four stars! “This years-long, transcontinental game of cat-and-mouse is an explosive page-turner which owes its momentum to its two well-drawn opponents and a conflict that goes beyond good-vs.-evil.” https://indiereader.com/2017/12/suspense-surprising-twists-former-assassin-hits-mark/