A Chicago native, Nick Medina is an author and college professor of public speaking and multicultural communication. Nick studied journalism and screenwriting, and has earned commendations from the Chicago Headline Club in conjunction with Columbia University, the Illinois Woman’s Press Association and the Northern Illinois School Press Association. Nick’s first short story was published in 2009 and he has since had dozens more published by West Pigeon Press, Dark Highlands, and UnEarthed Press, in addition to outlets in the U.S. and the U.K., such as Midwest Literary MagazineThe Washington PastimeThe Absent Willow Review and Underground Voices.

A member of the Tunica-Biloxi Indian Tribe of Louisiana, Nick’s family stories and his experiences visiting the reservation have influenced his most recent works of fiction, dealing with issues of missing and murdered indigenous women, gender identity and folklore. He is hard at work on his debut novel, a literary thriller that follows Anna Horn, a 17-year-old Native American living on Louisiana’s Tonnica Indian reservation, that is a moving, heart-pounding narrative that explores the real dangers Native and Indigenous women and girls on US reservations face, through the prism of folklore and gender identity.   

He is passionate about music, travel, and good storytelling and currently lives in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.

Nick is represented by Amanda Orozco