Nichole M. Palmer — trained journalist, dramatic writer, and published author — holds a Bachelor of Science in journalism degree from Northwestern University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in dramatic writing from New York University.
A native of Gary, Ind., Palmer has helped birth inspiring storytelling voices for the multicultural, mainstream, and faith/inspirational marketplaces across America for more than 20 years. She’s worked with Terri McFaddin-Solomon, ordained minister, Bible teacher, and Grammy Award winner, on her books Only a Woman and Sapphires and Other Precious Jewels; bestselling author Deborah Smith Pegues on her books 30 Days to Taming Your Tongue and Why Smart People Make Dumb Choices, which was co-written with Dr. Ricky Temple, pastor of Overcoming by Faith ministries in Savannah, Ga.; and edited the award-winning book The Mayor’s Wife Wore Sapphires by Martha Tucker. Palmer’s first book, Standing in the Gap: Power of the Prayer Line, co-written with Janice Moss-Woods and Velma Hawkins, was published in 2015 through West Bow Press, a division of Thomas Nelson and Zondervan.
As a playwright, Palmer’s work has appeared in Los Angeles at the Tamarind Theatre, the Gascon Centre Theatre, and the Hudson Theatre. She co-wrote the N.A.A.C.P.-award winning one-woman show Turning Points for actor Cleo King (MAGNOLIA) and actor/director/producer Bill Duke (PREDATOR, DEACONS FOR DEFENSE, and documentaries DARK GIRLS and LIGHT GIRLS).
Recently, Palmer taught at the former Wirt/Emerson Visual and Performing Arts High Ability Academy primarily as its middle school drama teacher. In that capacity, she directed the musical In the Middle by Madeline Rossettini; and two original one-acts written by her middle school students. She debuted two new pieces: a ten-minute play called Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks (2016) and a children’s musical entitled Shake It Off (2017). This summer, Palmer is a teaching artist/director with the Davidson Community Players in North Carolina.