Niki Burnham is the author of seven full-length novels for teens—Royally Jacked, Spin Control, Sticky Fingers, Scary Beautiful, Do-Over, Goddess Games and Shot Through the Heart. She is also the author of six romance novels, all written under the name Nicole Burnham. In 2004, her third romance novel, The Knight's Kiss, won the RITA award, the highest honor given to works of romantic fiction. Her debut title for teens, Royally Jacked, was named a Teen People Pick.
Niki is originally from Colorado. However, as the daughter of an Army dentist, she has lived all over the world, graduating from Mannheim American High School in Mannheim, Germany. She received her BA in Political Science magna cum laude from Colorado State University, then both a MA in Political Science and her JD from the University of Michigan. She practiced law briefly before turning to writing full time. She currently lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
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"...a satisfying and empowering story."
—YA Books Central on Goddess Games
"... bliss under the sun (or after sundown) just right for beach towel reading."
—Publishers Weekly on Night Swimming
"(a) humorous and delightful story...a definite purchase for Burnham fans."
—Kliatt on Scary Beautiful
"A valuable addition to any collection."
—Kliatt on Sticky Fingers
"Those who wish to escape into a modern-day fairy-tale romance will enjoy this fast-paced novel"
—School Library Journal on Spin Control
"Fans of Burnham's Royally Jacked will not be disappointed... bravo!"
—Romantic Times BOOKclub reviewing Spin Control
"...a lively, humorous read with a contemporary approach and plenty of plot twists."
—Booklist on Royally Jacked
"funny, lively... fresh."
—Publishers Weekly on Royally Jacked