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Like so many writers, I started writing at a very young age. I still have the Crayola, fully illustrated book I penned (colored might be more accurate) as a little girl about my then totally off-the-chart love of horses. Today, you might call me a crime fictionista. My passion is crime fiction. I like my bad guys really bad and my good guys smarter and better.

I write hard-boiled detective novels with a soul. My detectives, both male and female, are jump into the fray, tough, shoot it up types. Yet, they’re all vulnerable. They’re not so hard-boiled they couldn’t be actual people.

I’m the founding board member of the Grace Awards and its Chair, a reader’s choice awards for excellence in Christian fiction. I writes book reviews for The Christian Pulse online magazine. I was an Inspy Awards 2010 judge in the Suspense/Thriller/Mystery category, a judge in the 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 Carol Awards in the suspense, mystery, and romantic suspense categories, and a judge in the Eric Hoffer Awards in 2012, 2013, and 2014.

My four novel Sanctuary Point series, set in the mid-1940s, has won awards and garnered critical acclaim. My new contemporary whodunit, HARMFUL INTENT released in the spring of 2014 under the auspices of her own publishing company, Crime Fictionista Press became a best seller in Amazon’s private investigator category, won the Grace Award 2014,  and has also garnered critical acclaim.

I’m is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Christian Indie Novelists (CHIN).



Moi with Marley Monroe, my first grandchild. She was born in Manhattan (NYC) on April 29, 2016 at 10:59 pm, weighing 7 lbs 9 oz.









Moi with authors Elaine Stock and Jenna Victoria, members of my AFCW Zone Group, in the Cheesecake Factory in Albany, NY










Tammy, Nike 2015
Author Tammy Doherty and moi finally meet when Tammy and her kids visited the Central Park Zoo.









Moi with my best pal Sophie in Saratoga Springs, NY, a fav spot of mine to visit.









Moi relaxing in South Florida.








Moi in Boca Raton, Fl. I love the Sunshine State.









Moi at Olive Garden in Brooklyn
Moi at Olive Garden in Brooklyn.









An ornament on my Christmas tree.


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14 thoughts on “WHO IS NIKE CHILLEMI?

    1. Thanks Marla, Can’t wait to move down. It’s only a matter of months. After being a New York City writer for so many years I’m going to transition into a tropical hard-boiled writer. Such fun. Murder, sea shore, palm trees, and alligators.

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  1. “I like my bad guys really bad and my good guys smarter and better.” I love that line so much! I can totally relate. That’s a sentence that’ll be probably running through my mind all day.


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