Podcast Episode 123: Nikki Erlick (Author of The Measure)

Nikki Erlick The Measure

In Episode 123, Nikki Erlick joins me to discuss (spoiler-free!) her debut novel, The Measure, and share her book recommendations. A both otherworldly and of our time story, in a symbolic way rather than a literal way. The Measure will absolutely be one of my favorite books of 2022!

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  • Nikki’s inspiration for The Measure.
  • How she incorporated Ancient Greek mythology about fate in her writing.
  • The ways COVID-19 pandemic influenced and impacted her novel.
  • How she decided to take her story to a place of healing, peace, and hope.
  • Nikki’s path to publication as a debut author.
  • The comparable books and authors Nikki names for read-alikes.
  • Nikki’s process for weaving together the wide variety of societal implications into her story.
  • Whether Nikki thinks she’d open the box featured in The Measure…and how she’d live her life if she were a short stringer.

Nikki’s Book Recommendations [29:18]

Two OLD Books She Loves

Two NEW Books She Loves

One Genre of Books She DOESN’T LOVE  [36:33]

One NEW RELEASE She’s Excited About

Last 5-Star Book Nikki Read

Other Books Mentioned

About Nikki Erlick

Nikki Erlick The MeasureWebsite | Twitter | Instagram

Nikki Erlick is a writer and editor whose work has appeared on the websites of New York magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Newsweek, Cosmopolitan, the Huffington Post, Indagare Travel, BookTrib, and the Verge. As a travel writer, she explored nearly a dozen countries on assignment—from rural villages in France to the arctic fjords of Norway. As a ghostwriter, she has lent her voice to CEOs, academics, and entrepreneurs. She graduated Harvard University summa cum laude and is a former editor of the Harvard Crimson. She earned a master’s degree in global thought from Columbia University. The Measure is her first novel.

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In two weeks on October 5, author Candice Carty-Williams will join me to discuss her new book, People Person.

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