Nikki DeMarco

Nikki DeMarco is a high school librarian in Richmond, Virginia, and works hard to keep her students' joy of reading intact. She rescued the cutest, grumpiest Yorkie and took up an expensive house plant hobby. She has her MFA in creative writing with a concentration in non-fiction. And is constantly working on her romance novel. You can find her on all social media @iamnikkidemarco

New Year’s Resolutions of a High School Librarian

In school libraries, changes are bigger and take time. I need to slow down to set intentions and clearly define my goals.

A Perfectly Inoffensive School Library

What would a perfectly inoffensive school library look like?

Last Minute Gifts Under $100

Never fear, fellow distracted shoppers. I've compiled a list of amazing last minute gifts under $100 for your gifting needs.

How Your Book Club Can Fight Against Books Bans and Censorship

Censorship attempts and book bans are at an all time high, but even a handful of people in a book club can make a difference. Here's how.

I Went to My First Library Conference and Didn’t Take Away What I Thought I Would

My first library conference didn't go as planned, but I walked away with wealth of invaluable knowledge from the larger librarian community.

Deliciously Twisty & Romantic Duologies

Avoid the middle book slump by picking up these fast-paced and swoony duologies that are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Renaming “Reluctant Readers”

Is it time to reconsider the label "reluctant reader?" And if so, what would a better label for these readers be?

Don’t Flip That Cover: Why I Don’t Read the Book Description

That description on the back cover or dust jacket is wasted on me. I'd rather jump into a story headfirst, with no spoilers or expectations.

Romances by Latine Authors

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and a love of Romancelandia with this fab list of romances by Latin authors.

How Poetry is Grounding Me When I Feel Hopeless

When I'm feeling adrift and tetherless and the world is just too much, I need a syringe to the heart, Pulp Fiction style. I need poetry.