Nicole Dieker

Nicole Dieker is a writer, teacher, and musician. She began her writing career as a full-time freelancer with a focus on personal finance and habit formation; she launched her fiction career with The Biographies of Ordinary People, a definitely-not-autobiographical novel that follows three sisters from 1989 to 2016.

Currently, Dieker writes the Larkin Day mystery series and the perzine WHAT IT IS and WHAT TO DO NEXT, both of which are published through Shortwave Media. She also maintains an active freelance career; her work has appeared in Vox, Morning Brew, Lifehacker, Bankrate, Haven Life, Popular Science, and more. Dieker spent five years as writer and editor for The Billfold, a personal finance blog where people had honest conversations about money.

Dieker lives in Quincy, Illinois with the great love of her life, his piano, and their garden.

Titles by Nicole Dieker
Magazine Pieces by Nicole Dieker
Fiction / Short Stories
It was a wet-fingered October morning, the air like a formerly-celebrated guest who refused to notice the repeated glances at the calendar, when Annilee Morgan Fox first performed real magic…
Nicole Dieker News
October 3, 2022
We’re very excited to announce the second book in the Larkin Day Mystery Series, Like, Subscribe, and Murder, which will be released on January 17, 2023. It is the second entry in the Larkin Day Mystery Series…
August 12, 2022
Ode to Murder, Nicole Dieker’s first entry in her new Larkin Day Mystery Series, received a very positive Kirkus review today…