With over 6 million copies of her books in print in over 32 languages, Nicola Kraus has had a long and storied career on the front lines of print media.

She has appeared numerous times on CNN, MSNBC, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight and The View.

Her work and partnership with co-author Emma Mclaughlin has been covered in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, TIME, Elle, Town & Country and Harper’s Bazaar.

She is the co-author of the Nanny Diaries along with a boat load of other best selling novels.

She is a gifted writer and she has written in collaboration with the same colleague for 15 years.

We talked about collaboration, about the creative process,  and about getting swept up in an iconic movement that resulted from their book the Nanny Diaries. Which turned into something unexpected for the two of them. It’s a really compelling and interesting story.

We talked a lot about collaboration, about women working together and about the creative process which Nikki has parlayed into another project called The Finished Thought where she guides creatives and writers in creating their next best-selling novel or book.

I also want to mention the Facebook group that I’m  fostering for community, for sharing, and for support in getting your work out there. Go to amandaberlin.com/productive and join our Facebook group. We’ll share resources, contacts, and opportunities because someone out there is waiting to hear from you.

In this episode Nicola and I discuss:

  • How she cultivated her skills 
  • Her pre-author life like 
  • How it all started, and how she formed her partnership with Emma
  • The process is of developing best-selling novels 
  • Her ways on how to get into the heart of the persons she supports
  • Her experience on how she proactively gets attention for her work
  • Her business evolution story
  • Her creative life right now and what is yet to come

You can find Nicola online at www.thefinishedthought.com and nicolakraus.com.