How The West Won Hollywood, February 2013

Street Art Safari, January 2013

Michael Chabon’s Telegraph Avenue, October 2102


San Francisco (including profiles with Michael Chiarello
and Julie Wainwright) March 2013

San Francisco (featuring interviews with Ann Getty
and Alexis Swanson Traina) December 2012

San Francisco (including "Real to Real" exhibit) September 2012

The Huffington Post

Interview with Mira Sorvino about Trade of Innocents

Interview with Peter Bogdanovich about River Phoenix

Interview with Famke Janssen about Bringing Up Bobby

Litquake and San Francisco Writers' Grotto Announce Lit Camp

826 Valencia Celebrates a Decade with 3rd Annual Write-a-thon on 8/26 Day

Interview with Jenny Rosenstrach about Dinner: A Love Story

Conversation with Cindy Pawlcyn

On Mothers in Memoirs 

At Home on the Range with Elizabeth Gilbert

Conversation with Sophie Dahl about Very Fond of Food

Conversation with Jaida Im of Freedom House

Conversations with Christopher Bessette and Dermot Mulroney on Trade of Innocents

A Return to Childhood: Review of Joan Bodger's How the Heather Looks

Take a Stand Against Human Trafficking

When Love Came for Me

Fatherhood for Romantics

How to Accept the Ones We Love the Most-- Our Mothers


Daily Candy

Book Report: Boot & Shoe by Marla Frazee

Book Report: No Kiss for Mother

Book Report: Good News, Bad News

Book Report: Play These Games by Heather Swain

Summer Reading List for Kids

"Cooks with Books" Dinner with Elizabeth Gilbert 

19 New Books for Kids


Red Tricycle

Insiders Guide to the Walt Disney Family Museum

Kinderfest: An Alpine Party at the Tourist Club

Daytripping to Fort Ross

A Trip to Gilroy Gardens

How to Be a Tourist in Your Own City

In Bruges and Gent with Your Kids

Save China Camp

A Trip to Back in Time to Black Diamond Mines

Go Ka-Pow! at the Cartoon Art Museum

Hidden Treasures in Downtown San Rafael

A Walk in the Woods 

Walk Through the Portal  

Interview with Lisa Klein of Loved Twice

Highlights of the Contemporary Jewish Museum

Rambling around Fairfax

Oakland Museum of California : Wondrous Art for Bay Area Kids

Children's Tea Parties in San Francisco

Exploring the Legion of Honor

Talkin' about Mill Valley

Daydream Believin' in Pt. Reyes Station

Benicia for the Holidays

The Best Bay Area Bakeries for Holiday Goodies

Interview with Kaui Hart Hemmings

Surf, Sand and Adventures on Ocean Beach

Old School San Francisco Restaurants

Food That's Good For Your Soul

Your Mission: Explore the Wonders of 24th Street

Hayes Valley: A San Francisco Neighborhood for Kids

Discover the Hidden Delights of Downtown Petaluma


San Francisco Book Review

Review of Dan Eldon: Safari as a Way of Life 

Review of A New Turn in the South

Review of Charlotte au Chocolate

Review of The World of Downton Abbey

Review of Home Cooking with Jean-Georges


The Children's Book Review

Interview with Jeannie Mobley

Interview with Maggie Stiefvater

Interview with Mac Barnett

Interview with Elizabeth Singer Hunt

Interview with David Levithan

Interview with Rebecca Serle

New Books for Dads on Father's Day

Interview with Ann Hood

Reissued Classics for a New Generation of Readers

Interview with Melissa Walker

New Books for National Poetry Month 

Interview with Kate Bernheimer

Interview with Bonny Becker

Interview with Amy Novesky

New Books for Women's History Month

Interview with Lauren Oliver

New Books on Music

Interview with Lindsey Manwell

Children's Cookbooks Based on Beloved Classics

Films Inspired by Books Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture

Interview with Audrey Vernick

Interview with Shana Corey

Interview with Anna Grossnickle Hines

New Books Celebrating African American History Month

Best New Books for Valentine's Day

Interview with Marla Frazee

A Tribute to Mary Blair

Interview with Patricia Polacco

Interview with LeUyen Pham

Interview with Maria Tatar

Review of Wildwood Chronicles by Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis

Interview with Jane Yolen

Books for Courageous Girls

Interview with the creators of Kiki & Coco in Paris

Interview with Yona Zeldis McDonough

Favorite Holiday Books

Interview with Angelica Shirley Carpenter

Interview with Kathleen Krull

Interview with Gloria Spielman

Interview with Annie Barrows

Animal Books Review

Interview with Jacqueline Harvey

Dance Books Review

New Books of Fairy Tales

Interview with Jeanne Walker Harvey

New Books of Rhymes and Poems

All-time favorite Halloween books

Lessons from Laura Ingalls Wilder

Interview with Elisa Kleven

Three New Picture Books on Courage

Interview with David Teague

Review of Little Red Riding Hood books



Turn the Fire Off, Literary Mama

Muscadine, Identity Theory


Misc. pieces

Tales for a Rainy Night, The Odd Shelf, Readerville

How To Make an Anthology Quilt, The Southeast Review  

Personal interviews:

Literary Mama interview with Editor in Chief Caroline Grant on August 27, 2011

Rick Kleffel’s podcast interview with Karen Joy Fowler, Anne Marie Feld and Nicki Richesin for KUSP on April 30, 2009

Rachel Kramer Bussel's article Anthologies 'R' Us in MediaBistro, June 26, 2007

Cupcakes Take the Cake interview with Kimberley Askew and Nicki Richesin, August 2006

Interview with Heidi Benson of the San Francisco Chronicle, May 9, 2006

Ed Champion of The Bat Segundo show interviews Nicki with Meghan Daum, Erin Ergenbright, Michelle Richmond, Kimberley Askew and Heather Juergensen, April 3, 2006