Hi! I have written essays, articles, and humor for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Good Housekeeping, National Geographic Family, SELF, Bon Appetit, WIRED, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Creative Nonfiction, Huffington Post, Hobart, Brevity, Ovunque Siamo, Charlotte Magazine, Elemental, Unity Magazine, Weekly Humorist, The Belladonna, Points in Case, Slackjaw, Little Old Lady Comedy, and various print anthologies including Chicken Soup for the Soul. You can read a sample of those pieces over here. One of my unpublished essays took first prize in the Charlotte Writers' Club 2019-2020 Nonfiction Contest. Another was a finalist in the 2023 Lit/South Nonfiction Contest.
I have an MBA from Harvard University, a B.S. in finance from the University of Illinois, and a Health Coaching certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. In a previous life, I created business strategies for Fortune 500 companies.
Now, I am most happy writing about parenting, loss, and mental health, and trying to find humor when possible in all of it. I’m a small-town Illinois girl whose heart belongs to Chicago, but I live in Charlotte, North Carolina with my husband and three kids. In my spare time, I co-edit a quarterly community newspaper and scarf dark, salty chocolate for fun and sanity. I'm also weirdly good at jigsaw puzzles and wish that meant something.
If you want to read more, I'd love for you to come find me on Twitter (@nikkicampo) where I post all of my writing.