Nikki Jenkins

Nikki Jenkins is a graduate of The Ohio State University. She lives with her two children and fiancé in Columbus, Ohio. E-mail the author at or visit

Books by this Author

A fresh new voice in fiction, Nikki Jenkins's novel imagines the life of a woman who experiences the best and worst of everyone around her -- and tries to redeem every relationship she has, no matter how crazy and convoluted they become. Natalie Kelley's world is in danger of falling apart, and she is the only one who can keep that from happening. Her husband, Anderson -- who has an undeniable history of adultery -- is once again preoccupied with something other than work. And that's not all....

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. It costs you something to do good! Zora Neal Hurston

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. I would sing. If I could sing, really sing, I would sing all the time. Even when it wasn't appropriate.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Does "perfect happiness" exist? There's always something to disrupt happiness when you think you've found it. But that's life. I'm pretty happy now. I have a nice job, my kids are happy and thriving, my relationship is cool. Could I use more $? Of course. Would I love to have a best selling book? For sure. But I think I'm pretty close to happy now even though I'd love more.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. I have awesome children. Do they listen all the time? NO! Do they do what they're told all the time? HELL NO! But they are smart, talented and I believe they will be awesome adults and productive citizens.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. honesty, sincerity, humility