Nellie grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, tapping away on her mother's typewriter. She attended the City University of New York where she earned a master's degree in speech pathology. In 2015, she left the Big Apple and her twenty-year career to pursue her writing passion full-time in the greener and wider pastures of the Midwest.
Nellie is an avid traveler and hiker who uses her own adventures as inspiration for her stories. She currently resides in Cincinnati and Jerusalem with her husband and Lexi, the wacky Labradoodle.