Lisa A. Nichols

author of Vessel


An Invitation to Someone Else’s Table

Something has become clear to me: I find that I am less and less interested in watching white-centered stories, particularly white Americans.

The Necessity of Music

I’m old enough that I remember the glory days of the mixtape, the joys and frustrations of making one–running out of room on the tape! trying to catch the right song off the radio!–and the delight in receiving one…

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Why I Write About Trauma

Why I Write About Trauma

I debated talking about this, but I’m generally very open about it, and I feel strongly about being open about it. So… hi. I’m your friendly neighborhood writer, and I’m mentally ill.

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The Kindness of a Teacher

The Kindness of a Teacher

The summer before 7th grade, I wrote my very first story, longhand in one of those black and white composition notebooks. I was eleven years old, and I was writing fanfic before I knew what fanfic was.

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Lisa A. Nichols lives in Michigan with a tiny ridiculous dog, too many cats, and a crush on Luke Skywalker that she should’ve outgrown thirty years ago.

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