Michelle R. Nickens is an author, artist, and actor. Michelle has been creating and writing for decades. Recently, she established Idi’s Oddities, named in honor of her mother, to showcase unique works, original paintings, and other specialty items. Michelle’s published novel, Precious little Secrets, was named one of Tallahassee’s Best Beach reads. She is putting the final touches on her latest novel, Color-Blinded, which is planned to be published in early 2024. Michelle is also an actor, director, and playwright and has been seen locally in numerous productions. She works for a nationally recognized training and technical assistance company and is working on her Ph.D. in mediation and conflict resolution.